Shootings at ‘Muhammad Art Contest’ in Texas

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two men pulled up in a vehicle and shot a Garland, Texas security officer outside the building where a “Muhammad Art Contest” was being held on Sunday.

The two men, who reportedly may have left explosives behind, were subsequently shot and killed by Garland, TX police, according to NBCDFW, following the original shots credited to the Islamist terrorist group, ISIS.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]

It was originally reported by various sources that the person shot was a police officer, however, police have clarified that the drive-by shooters shot a security guard, not a police officer, and that the guard was shot in the leg.

Local businesses, including Walmart and Sam’s Club, were evacuated.

The first annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest was organized by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by Pamela Geller, to push back against Muslim extremists and to support the First Amendment after cartoonists were viciously murdered in France for portraying the prophet of Islam in a negative light.

The event, featuring Dutch politician Geert Wilders, was held at the Curtis Culwell Center where in Garland, where a “Stand With the Prophet in Honor and Respect” pro-Islamist rally was held just days following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. Art Moore of WND reports that “Wilders left the building with member of his permanent Dutch security detail before the shooting.”

Geller wrote on her site following the shootings:

 

This is a war. This is war on free speech. What are we going to do? Are we going to surrender to these monsters?

 

Two men with rifles and backpacks attacked police outside our event. A cop was shot; his injuries are not life-threatening, thank Gd. Please keep him in your prayers.

 

The bomb squad has been called to the event site to investigate a backpack left at the event site.

 

The war is here.

Last month it was revealed that the Islamist terrorist group ISIS, formerly referred to by Obama as a “JV team,”  had set up shop just eight miles from the Texas border.

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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