It's now not just whom you hate, but how you express it:
The man who took a tactical shotgun to an Irving mosque doesn’t want his group confused with the self-styled Ku Klux Klan chapter planning to rally in the same city.
“It’s not like we’re racist, homophobic bigots,” said David Wright, spokesman for the well-armed Bureau on American Islamic Relations. “We just have a certain level of distrust for certain Islamic people.”
Meanwhile, the leader of the Texas Rebel Knights of the Ku Klux Klan said he wants nothing to do with Wright’s guns when his people don hoods in Irving.
“We want a peaceful event. No weapons,” said the Rebel Knights’ “Imperial Wizard,” calling from an anonymous phone line in East Texas.
Pacifist Klansmen and gay-tolerant anti-Islamists are hardly the only groups butting up in this Dallas suburb, which rarely saw public dissent beyond a split City Council vote until Wright’s protest made international news last month.