AUSTIN, Texas — A woman who also made headlines last year when she proclaimed Christ during a Muslim prayer service at the National Cathedral in Washington took over the podium this week during Texas Muslim Capitol Day.
“I proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus Christ over the capitol of Texas,” declared Christine Weick of Michigan, who has been traveling to various Islamic events to speak out against the religion. “I stand against Islam and the false prophet Mohammad.”
“Islam will never dominate the United States, and by the grace of God, it will not dominate Texas,” she shouted out as men came forward to take the microphone back from her.
Weick then marched off while the cheers of a few could be heard from her fellow protesters.
Thursday’s event was the seventh annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, a time when those of the Islamic faith visit the capitol building in Austin to speak to lawmakers and learn more about the democratic process. According to reports, approximately 150 Muslims and their supporters gathered on the front steps of the capitol building for the event this week. No lawmakers joined them, but several staffers were present, including a representative from Sen. Rodney Ellis’ office (D-Houston).
“People of all faiths deserve to be treated with respect and dignity in our state’s capitol while they exercise their rights in a peaceful manner,” Ellis remarked in a statement provided to the Houston Chronicle. “We felt the need to stand in solidarity with Texas Muslims in the face of virulent hate speech and bigotry.”
Approximately 25 people protested the event, holding signs and chanting slogans such as “Islam is a lie” and “no Sharia here.” Other sayings were more harsh, such as “Go home and take Obama with you” and “Radical Islam is the new Nazi.”
As previously reported, Weick proclaimed the name of Jesus Christ during the first-ever Islamic Jumaa prayer gathering at Washington’s National Cathedral last November.
“Jesus Christ died on that cross over there,” she declared as she walked to the front of the room just before the prayers began. “He is the reason why we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our lord and savior!”
A man nearby immediately approached Weick and attempted to reach for her arm, but she pulled away.
“We have built, and allowed you here in mosques across this country,” she continued. “Why can’t you worship in your mosque, and leave our churches alone?”
Another man approached as she was speaking and began to escort her out.
Weick was also believed to be among the hundreds who protested the Islamic “Stand With the Prophet” conference in Garland, Texas earlier this month.