Texas Lawmaker Wants Muslim Lobbyists to Prove They Don’t Back ISIS

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Freshman Texas state representative Molly White may just be getting the lay of the land at the Texas House, but she’s already sure of one thing: Muslims visiting the state capitol to learn about lobbying and the democratic process are up to no good and need to have their American credentials checked. Instead of welcoming the participants of Texas Muslim Capitol Day into her office and asking how she may better reflect their needs as a legislator, White decided to challenge their patriotism.

I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she told her 1,500 subscribers on Facebook. “We will see how long they stay in my office.”

The Council on American-Islamic relations has already requested an ethics investigation into White’s display, and specifically her decision to make them pledge allegiance. She also, inexplicably, chose to present visitors with an Israeli flag — not even an American one! — prompting Tablet writer Yair Rosenberg to speak on behalf of his people: