The Bureau of American-Islamic Relations (BAIR) — an anti-Muslim group that used assault rifles and other weapons to intimidate and threaten members of an Irving, Texas mosque on Sunday — has stepped up its campaign of harassment by publishing the names and contact information of the city’s Muslim families and their so-called “sympathizers.”
“THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EVERY MUSLIM AND MUSLIM SYMPATHIZER THAT STOOD UP FOR SHARIA SHARIA TRIBUNALS IN IRVING TX. LISTED BELOW,” wrote Wright on BAIR’s Facebook page.
Wright then published the names of every Irving resident and speaker who spoke out against a state law aimed at limiting the influence of Muslims on local law and customs. The law was sparked by a false rumor that Irving’s Islamic residents were convening a Sharia Law court inside the Islamic Center.
Wright has said that he and the members of his group have only armed themselves out of self-defense. Muslims intend to kill Irving’s mayor, Wright says, which the Morning News said the newspaper “has seen no evidence of.”
The BAIR founder and director believes that a Paris-style attack in the U.S. is imminent and that local Muslims pose a direct threat to the peace and stability of his community.
“We should stop being afraid to be who we are! We like to have guns designed to kill people that pose a threat in a very efficient manner,” he wrote on his personal page.