Sadly, Anti-Islam Heckling at Texas Capitol Is Not New
As the events from Texas Muslim Capitol Day unfold, many Texans have been left shocked and appalled by the hate-filled sentiment that has been lobbed at the Muslim Americans who visited the grounds today. However, this is hardly new behavior from Republicans in the Texas Legislature.
- Back in 2007, then Senator - now Lieutenant Governor - Dan Patrick boycotted the Senate’s first Muslim prayer.
- In 2012, when he was running for his current U.S. Senate seat, Ted Cruz made a statement that he still continues to push, claiming “Sharia Law is an enormous problem” in the United States
That brings us to today. While protesters at the Capitol heckle Muslim women singing the National Anthem on the Capitol steps, one freshman Republican legislator, Molly White, is taking it a bit further.
It shouldn't surprise anyone that if Republican legislators continue to fuel anti-Muslim rhetoric, some of their constituents will, as well.