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    Default Texas man claims he was told to remove American flag over 'threat' toward Muslims



    A Texas man claims the manager of his apartment complex told him to take down his American flag because it was deemed a "threat" to the Muslim community. Duy Tran received a notice to take the flag down from his balcony and said, "What really stunned me is she said it's a threat towards the Muslim community." KHOU confronted the manager, but she declined to comment, and they got security to escort the news team out. In a statement, they say, "While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident's patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines."

    Tran has no plans to take the flag down and says he's fighting to keep it there as a small way of remembering friends of his who died for the country.
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    I've said it before, and I will say it again.

    The biggest threat to modern man is the spread of Islam.
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    I'm guessing it's a condo board rule. We have similar rules here. Was it a Muslim who actually complained or someone else just trying to cause shit?

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    Displaying the flag shouldn't be offensive to anyone that's also an American. If you aren't American and that makes you uncomfortable, you know where the border is, so get the fuck out.

    But if you aren't American, but still understand we take pride in our country and our flag, you're cool, so you can stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I've said it before, and I will say it again.

    The biggest threat to modern man is the spread of Islam.
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    As long as its not offensive or impeding on someone elses property who fucking cares if somebody flies a flag outside their house or condo.

    And how exactly could an American flag threaten Muslims? Islam is a religion. I could be Muslim and American, could I not? How does the flag threaten me?


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    As someone mentioned before - i bet it's just part of condo rules. I cannot hang anything over my balcony. Period. Doesn't matter if it's laundry or a flag. the rule is nothing hanging off the balcony.
    It says so in the article - "While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident's patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines."

    You don't agree with it? Don't move there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I'm guessing it's a condo board rule. We have similar rules here. Was it a Muslim who actually complained or someone else just trying to cause shit?
    Probably someone else. This country had endless of people that just love to get offended on other peoples behalf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    "While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident's patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. Such guidelines maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents. The apartment community already proudly displays our country's flag in a safe and appropriate manner at the entrances to our community."

    This article should say Texas man looking for attention
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Probably someone else. This country had endless of people that just love to get offended on other peoples behalf.
    my guess is this is just someone with too much time on their hands who filed a complaint just to be a ball buster.

    I know that every 3rd condo unit in my area is currently flying a flag (only 10% of which are Canadian, the balance are just up for World Cup purposes). I think it was Mitch who said if it's not hanging over someone else's balcany or blocking someone's view i don't get the issue. I get complaining about the guy hanging a 50 foot flag over his balcony, i don't get complaing about this guy. Just another person hell bent on pissing people off. I don't get it.

 

 

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