Of the coming race war, in Dallas.
DALLAS, TEXAS — Thanks in part to a heavy police presence, a planned demonstration by armed members of the group BAIR — the Bureau for American Islamic Relations — went off peacefully, despite a counter protest organized by a group called the Huey P. Newton Gun Club that included members of the street gangs the Bloods and the Crips, as well as elements of Black Lives Matter.
As the event ended, an angry mob of black protesters advanced on the BAIR members, and frantic Dallas police ordered the group to evacuate immediately.
Both members of BAIR and the Huey P. Newton Gun Club were openly armed, primarily with long guns.
As this exclusive video from Breitbart News shows, members of BAIR came to South Dallas to protest the local mosque connected to the Nation of Islam, a group that they call “a domestic terrorist group.” Leaders of BAIR said their concern with the Nation of Islam is part of a larger concern that leaders of mosques around the country may have ties to terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood. the BAIR group was also demonstrating to show their support for the police, who have come under heavy fire from activist groups like Black Lives Matter.
The police kept the BAIR protesters penned up about 100 yards from community members, many of whom were shouting angrily and accusing the group of being the Ku Klux Klan, a group that BAIR has no known connection to.
That false belief angered the crowd and was being spread by local Nation of Islam and Black Lives Matter groups, says BAIR director David Wright. Wright says the group is concerned with Islam, not race issues but that the lie was spread to get non-Muslim black residents to support the protest.
All in all, I’d say the whole thing hardly rates Stranahan’s description of the confrontation as “chaos.” But that doesn’t mean chaos isn’t coming, right enough. I’m throwing this one in my “The War” category, which I’ve previously used just for War On Something Or Other news. There’s more than one war going on these days, after all.