Armed Protesters CHANT ‘Veterans Before Refugees’ At Texas Mosque’s Refugee Welcoming Ceremony
For those that doubt that America is at a dangerous and pivotal point within our history, one needs to simply look around at the countless incidents taking place around the country.
From demonstrations, protests, and at times violent confrontations, and from all sides of the political spectrum.
America is at a crossroad, and perhaps as divided today, as it was just before the start of the Civil War, and the issues are far more complex.
This latest dust-up took place in Irving Texas outside of the Islamic Center on February 20th when a small group of peaceful protesters stood outside the Mosque protesting the administration’s policy of relocating thousands of Syrian refugees into Texas communities.
While the demonstration was indeed peaceful, it had a distinct air of rebellion attached to it, in that the demonstrators were predominately either vets or those that supported the military and they came “armed.”
The groups Facebook page declared:
"We will not allow Syrian refugees to come here from a war zone while thousands of veterans are sleeping on the streets and dying waiting for the VA healthcare they were promised when they took the oath."
The group, called the Bureau of American Islamic Relations (BAIR), rallied for “Veterans Before Refugees,” announced the event on Facebook and declaring; “We will not allow Syrian refugees to come here from a war zone while thousands of veterans are sleeping on the streets and dying waiting for the VA healthcare they were promised when they took the oath.”
Organizers of the refugee welcoming ceremony caught wind of the plan to protest over 200 refugees coming into a community that doesn't do enough to support its vets:
The disconnect between the political establishment and the people couldn’t be more evident than what taking place inside the voting booths this campaign season, and those within the establishment had better take heed, more than 1 in 10 adults experiencing homelessness nationally was a veteran, breaking down as 47,725 or 11% of the nation’s 436,921 homeless adults.