Yesterday, several Republican members of the Texas House held a public “briefing” to spread misinformation about members of the Islamic faith in Texas. As a member of the Legislature who proudly represents a community with a large Muslim population, I am disgusted by today’s event.
It’s obvious to me that there is an incredible lack of understanding about and experience with the Muslim community. I invite any of my colleagues to come to Tarrant County and join me for Friday prayer at one of our local mosques. I think it would help open their eyes and minds – maybe even their hearts.
Displayed prominently in my office is a sign which reads, “Hate Has No Home Here.” It never will.