The woman with the shot gun is Krystal Muhammad, and with a group of other members from the New Black Panther Party, she stood in a protective stance in front of the Muhammad Mosque in Dallas, Texas.
Members stood in protest to protect the mosque from a planned demonstration by a mostly white group that routinely protests outside mosques.
Black people from the neighborhood stood outside of the mosque chanting “black power”.
“This is what they fear — the black man,” said activist Olinka Green. “This is what America fears.”
The anti-mosque group showed up in camouflage, carrying guns and an American flag, FOX 4 reported. They left soon after and the protests ended without incident.
“It’s a people’s victory here in South Dallas today,” said Yafeuh Balogun of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, named for the founder of the original Black Panther Party.
Rowdy crowds in south Dallas as black rights groups prepare to clash with anti-Islamic group protesting mosque pic.twitter.com/Ao8pp0hWam
— Sarah Mervosh (@smervosh) April 2, 2016
According to the anti-Muslim event invite, the group accused the mosque of promoting violence against Americans.
“We cannot stand by while all these different Anti American, Arab radical Islamists team up with Nation of Islam/Black Panthers and White anti-American Anarchist groups, joining together in the goal of destroying our Country and killing innocent people to gain Dominance through fear!” the event said.
Ironically, they also showed up to the event armed. Says a lot about this violence they speak of.