American Flag A ‘Threat To Muslim Community’

A Texas man is refusing to remove an American flag from the balcony of his new apartment after management allegedly told him it was “a threat to the Muslim Community.”

According to local outlet KHOU, Duy Tran moved into the Lodge on El Dorado in Webster, Texas, a few days ago and promptly hung a flag on his balcony. He claims the apartment manager told him to remove the flag, but Tran says he’s waiting to see proof that he doesn’t have the right to hang it.

KHOU reported patriotic decorations were visible on other apartments in the complex.

“While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident’s patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines,” reads a statement given to the outlet by the management office. “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.”

It unclear whether the regulation is in violation of the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which states the following:

A condominium association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States on residential property within the association with respect to which such member has a separate ownership interest or a right to exclusive possession or use.

Social media users bombarded the complex’s Facebook page, offering up their own opinions.

“This is a slap in the face to all those who serve our country proudly. This is still the USA is it not, and there is nothing more AMERICAN than the flag. The company that owns these apartments should be ashamed!!!!!!” wrote one commenter.

“This complex is a disgrace to America and those that have died,” wrote another.

Management at the Lodge on El Dorado did not immediately respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment.

Dipshit of the day: Quentin Wright

Georgia students have sex in class room with assistance of teacher

An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

CBS affiliate WGCL reports 25-year-old Quentin Wright, a math teacher at Champion Middle School in Stone Mountain, was taken into custody Tuesday. He has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $16,000.

An arrest warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be empty and gave them condoms.

The investigation began after a mother said she found text messages between Wright and her 14-year-old son.

A DeKalb County Schools spokesman says they are cooperating with the District Attorney’s Office and Wright has been fired.

It is unclear if he has a lawyer.

Wright’s mother, Joyce, told WGCL that her son denies the accusations and that he loved his students and would never do anything to harm them.

“If you had asked any of the students how Mr. Wright has loved them, cared for them and been a good teacher, a good mentor, they would all say he was a great teacher,” she told the station.

We have a seriously broken education system these days

Retro of the day: Iron Maiden

 

Iron Maiden, released on 14 April 1980, is the debut album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was issued by EMI in the UK, and a few months later in North America, originally on Harvest/Capitol Records and subsequently Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records in the US. The North American version also included the song “Sanctuary“, previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band’s pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with “Sanctuary” added in all territories.

Although Iron Maiden have since criticised the quality of the album’s production, the release was met with critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at No. 4 in the UK Albums Chart as well as achieving prominence for the band in mainland Europe.