HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Texas (Group) » After Muslims’ treatment ...

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 11:03 PM

After Muslims’ treatment at Capitol, Abbott calls for ‘civil discourse’

AUSTIN — More state officials spoke out Friday against the reception given to Muslims who gathered at the Texas Capitol, including Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who said the state must have “civil discourse.”

On Thursday, when hundreds of Texas Muslims visited the Capitol to meet lawmakers and learn about political engagement, a freshman Texas lawmaker instructed her staff to ask Muslims who came to her office to declare their allegiance to America. Outside, a small group of protesters urged Muslims to “go home,” and one grabbed a microphone from a speaker to condemn Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

Abbott did not specifically mention either incident. After delivering a speech to a convention of the Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars, he told reporters that he wanted to see more decorum.

“We must have civil, open debate of hotly contested issues in this state,” Abbott said. “Texas values are strong enough that we can have a civil discourse about issues like this.”

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20150130-after-muslims-treatment-at-capitol-abbott-calls-for-civil-discourse.ece

3 replies, 858 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply After Muslims’ treatment at Capitol, Abbott calls for ‘civil discourse’ (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2015 OP
2naSalit Jan 2015 #1
hobbit709 Jan 2015 #2
Gothmog Jan 2015 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 12:19 AM

1. I'll know it's ferreal when I see it. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 07:17 AM

2. Abbott's idea of "civil discourse" is my way or the highway.

There is no "civil" within him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 11:45 AM

3. It is tough living in Texas as times

These protesters are really sad excuses for human beings

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread