A group of protesters that surrounded an Irving, Texas, mosque with both placards and AR-15s last week have made their next move, posting the names and addresses of men and women who spoke out in favor of a Shariah law court in the city earlier this year.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Bureau of American-Islamic Relations, the group that protested outside the Islamic Center of Irving, obtained and published a list of residents who spoke out against an anti-Shariah measure at a March city council meeting.
The measure, which resolved to enforce a Texas law prohibiting Shariah law
from being used in disputes, passed by a 5-4 margin, according to Breitbart.
The measure was controversial because Irving was to be host to the Islamic Tribunal, the first exclusive Shariah court in the United States.
Now, the names of those who spoke out against the measure and in favor of Shariah have had their names
and addresses published on the Facebook page of BAIR chairman David Wright.
Wright got the information from a public Irving document which he copied.
In his Facebook post, Wright said he was publishing the
“name and address of every Muslim and Muslim sympathizer that stood up for …
Shariah tribunals in Irving.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations immediately condemned the list.
“This is the first time I’ve been slightly alarmed,” said Alia Salem, executive director of the Dallas/Fort Worth branch of CAIR.
“As bad as things have gotten in the past, and especially recently, this is the first time where I see people taking this public.”
The list has since been pulled down. Wright, for his part, claimed he was merely standing up for his constitutional rights.
“ I am being attacked and smeared by the liberal media for legally exercising my 1st and 2nd Amendment
rights and for using public data to defend my credibility when they make accusations against me
he said in a statement on his Facebook page.