In the last year, the Islamic Center of Irving in Texas has been the site of armed protests, where anti-Islam demonstrators gathered to, as they claimed, “Stop the Islamization of America.” Some of the protestors told DallasNews.com that they wanted to prevent Syrian refugees from coming to America, and stood outside of the building in tactical gear.
But this week, a man showed up with a sign that bared a different message: “You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America.” A photo of the man was posted to Reddit, and this weekend, after it was tweeted out by writer Charles Finch, it was retweeted more than 158,000.
The identity of the man hasn’t been made known, but his message is quickly spreading across the internet.