Photos of man holding ‘You belong’ sign outside mosque go viral


“This happened because I needed to do something, and I had nothing else that I could do,” Justin Normand of Dallas told the Dallas Morning News when it asked him about a sign he was recently photographed holding outside a mosque in Irving.

The sign reads, “You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America.”

Normand, who runs a sign shop in Dallas, said he was inspired to make the sign to “share peace” following this year’s election. In a Facebook post Normand wrote that the act was about “washing my brother’s feet. This was about my religion, not theirs.”

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Normand also admitted to the Dallas Morning News that he doesn’t normally wear a cowboy hat, but felt it helped better identify him as a part of Texas the local Islamic community needed to hear from. Normand is a Presbyterian.


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