Shariah flap pushes Irving mayor into national spotlight

“I would never in a million years have expected the negative reaction I got,” Van Duyne told the crowd at the church, before reading her first Facebook post on the topic. Cheers filled the church as she recited her old lines: “If it is determined there are violations of basic rights occurring, I will not stand idle and will fight with every fiber of my being.”

“This is what started the ‘I’m a hateful, bigoted, racist Islamophobe,’” she explained afterward….After she left the podium, an organizer changed the subject: “Who’s thinking about the next Republican primary already?”

From her front-row seat, Van Duyne’s hand shot up immediately….more: dallasnews