The leader of a group of armed anti-Muslim protesters in Texas posted the addresses of dozens of local Muslims and “Muslim sympathizer(s)” to Facebook on Tuesday.
David Wright III was behind an armed protest Saturday outside of a mosque in Irving, Texas by a group calling itself the “Bureau on American Islamic Relations,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
Wright prefaced the list of addresses, which appeared to be copied over from a city document, by writing that those named “stood up for Sharia tribunals”:
The newspaper noted that some of the names on the list were of people who asked the Irving City Council not to support the “American Laws for American Courts” bill, backed by Mayor Beth Van Duyne, because it would go against their religion. The City Council ultimately backed the bill, which forbid Texas judges from using foreign law in their rulings.
Wright told The Dallas Morning News that he organized the protest on Saturday because Muslims had “threatened to kill the mayor.” The publication noted that there was no evidence to support Wright’s claim.
Another rally is planned for outside the Irving Islamic Center on Saturday to protest Wright’s group. More than 100 people are planning on attending, according to the newspaper.