It is great that League City’s Muslim American residents are asking the City Council to change the part of the recent anti-immigrant resolution which refers to “radical Islamist terror groups.” Councilmember Heidi Theiss’ ugly response to these community members is based on fabrications and misleading statements which reek of racism and religious bigotry.
Theiss has no facts to support the claim that “radical Islamist terror groups” are working with drug cartels to infiltrate our country. She appears unaware that Gov. Rick Perry’s recent assertion about record numbers of migrants arriving from terrorist havens was denounced as a “pants on fire” falsehood by Politifact.com. Such migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria are often seeking asylum and routinely arrive by plane, not by foot. Today, we may need to be more concerned about native-born Americans who embrace different kinds of terrorist ideology.