Last week, an anti-Muslim hate group got the most interesting surprise when they came prepared to an African-American mosque in Texas.
The Bureau of American Islamic Relations, or BAIR, is a hate group, which is known for running armed protests at places of worship all throughout Texas. In November, they targeted Muslims in Irving. In December, they planned to stir up emotions and scare Muslims at the Islamic Association of North Texas. However, that one did not go as planned.
On Saturday, the group met at a Nation of Islam mosque in South Dallas where they were confronted by worshipers who were carrying guns to make sure that this hate group knew that they were going to defend themselves any and every way possible.
“This is an armed defense maneuver, making sure that our communities are safe and secure from any insurgents coming in,” Krystal Muhammad of the New Black Panther Party told Fox4 last week. “We won’t allow anybody to come in and try to intimidate our brothers and sisters.”
The New Black Panther Party and the Huey P. Newton Gun Club joined the Nation of Islam in order to defend the mosque.
“It’s a people’s victory here in South Dallas today,” said Yafeuh Balogun, spokesman for the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, noting that BAIR left the mosque without incident.
The Anti-Islamic group has made an agreement with the Dallas Police Department and the Nation of Islam to postpone its protest until all parties involved have had a discussion. The Bureau of American Islamic Relations said that there was an agreement to postpone the protest, but the other groups showed up armed anyway.
What is still interesting about all of this is that the New Black Panther Party is still considered a hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, even though they were involved in a counter protest.
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