A Texan was told by his apartment manager that he must remove his American flag hanging on his patio because it’s a “threat to the Muslim community.”
Even more, the manager of the Lodge on El Dorado in Webster, Texas released a press release to reporters stating that while management “admires our resident’s patriotism,” they must “maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents.”
Somehow Duy Tran is a threat to his neighbors, particularly Muslims, for proudly displaying an American flag on his patio.
“What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” he said to KHOU. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”
He also added that he’s not taking the flag down without a fight.
“I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” he said. “I have friends that died for this country.”
Unfortunately, as bizarre as it sounds, the American flag is routinely targeted and attacked here in America.
Last month, for example, the Morgan Hill Unified School District in California banned students from wearing American flag clothing on Cinco de Mayo.
“The practice of limiting one group’s free speech rights because that speech might cause another group to react violently is known as the ‘heckler’s veto,’” wrote Robby Soave of the Daily Caller. “It is understood by free speech enthusiasts to have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.”
And in Oregon, a woman who was initially threatened with eviction if she did not remove an American flag from her window was later told by her apartment manager that she could hang the “colored drape” on a flag pole.