Man stands outside mosque with sign reading, ‘You Belong. Stay Strong. Be Blessed.’

TEXAS (WFLA) – A man in Texas stood outside a mosque with a message.

The man’s sign reads: “You Belong. Stay Strong. Be Blessed. We Are One America.” The man stood outside the Islamic Center of Irving. A representative for the mosque told the Washington Post he was there for several days.

The man has identified himself as Justin Normand. See his Facebook post below.

Irving, Texas is located near Dallas. Ahmed Mohamed attended the mosque. Ahmed, then 14, was placed in handcuffs and suspended from school after he made an electronic clock.

“I built the clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her. So it was really sad she took the wrong impression of it,” Ahmed said at the time.

Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said the clock looked “suspicious in nature,” but said there was no evidence the boy meant to cause alarm at school. Boyd considers the case closed.

Support poured in for Ahmed.

Then, in 2015 demonstrators gathered at the mosque with long guns and signs that said, “Stop the Islamization of America,” The Dallas Morning News reported. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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