Man Ordered to Remove American Flag Because It Threatened Muslims

A Webster Texas man says his apartment complex manager told him his American flag was a “threat to the Muslim community,” and that he has to take it down. But he’s not giving up without a fight.

Stepping onto Duy Tran’s balcony in Webster, one thing is clear: “It means a lot to me,” he said.

He’s talking about his American flag that he proudly put up when he moved in just a few days ago. But then an apartment manager at the Lodge on El Dorado told him he had to take it down.
“What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” said Tran. “I’m not a threat toward anybody.”

According to KHOU TV, the apartment management refused to answer the question about whether or not the muslim threat reference was made during the exchange with Tran.
Instead the complex provided a written statement, refused to answer any questions, and called an officer to escort the media off the property.

This is the content of the written statement:
“While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident’s patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. 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.”
But we saw other patriotic symbols hanging from other balconies in the complex, and Tran doesn’t plan to budge.”

“I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there,” said Tran.
To Tran it’s about so much more than stars and stripes.
“I have friends that died for this country,” he said.
So he says this fight is the least he can do.

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  • John Burney Sr

    If anyone doesn’t like the American Flag while in America they need to leave!!! ASAP!!!!

    • Rattlerjake

      H.R. 42 (109th): Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005

      7/24/2006–Public Law.

      Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 – States that a
      condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real
      estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or
      enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent an association
      member from displaying the U.S. flag 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.

      States that nothing in this Act shall be considered to permit any
      display or use that is inconsistent with: (1) federal law or any rule or
      custom pertaining to the proper display or use of the flag; or (2) any
      reasonable restriction pertaining to the time, place, or manner of
      displaying the flag necessary to protect a substantial interest of the
      condominium, cooperative, or residential real estate management
      association. The homeowner should easily prevail.

  • sean murry

    Screw those people.

  • Michael

    Good, screw the management. He’s not even a WASP.

  • Wayne MacKirdy
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  • gin

    Welcome to America! That’s what we do here. We are Proud of Our Flag and Our Country. Don’t Like It Leave..

  • TexRancher

    If these muslims feel threatened by our flag, they need to leave and leave NOW! Go to some cess pool country that doesn’t fly our Stars And Stripes and stay out of here permanently!

  • Cami W

    Why would an American flag offend anyone who chose to make America his/her home? If Muslims don’t like our flag, go back to a Muslim country

  • Sharon Jeanguenat

    If the flag of THIS country threatens them, then they need to go back to where they came from.

  • sarge

    don’t like our flag leave here now and make it fast as us vets like our flag my friends died for it and I server in the vietnam war for a lot of tours so Muslim leave here now and go back to where you came form asap


    I fly my flad almost all day and if them rag heads don’t like they can leave the same way they got here.”I’m A VIETNAM VET and i fought a war againts people who don’t like AMERICANS” they are free to go back to there home land and fight there own wars.

  • lostproton

    The American flag does not threaten the Muslims. The Qur’an specifically permits Muslims to lie to infidels, which is what they are doing to get their way using discrimination as the avenue of concealed attack on the American infidels. They will use our courts against us with discrimination suits that accomplishes Islam’s decree defined in the Qur’an to rule the entire world!

    • stormhaven

      You are exactly right. All this “peace-loving” talk they profess is something that one should be careful to believe. In the end, they will all rise up and kill the “infidels” when the signal is given. That is their stated goal of their religion and I refuse to be lulled to sleep by anyone with a “Qur’an” in one hand while offering the other to me to shake!

      • devilrider

        Don’t worry guys, there will soon be a war on the streets of our great nation and it will not be pretty. These idiots who desecrate our flag, ignore the U. S. Constitution, and mock our patriotism will soon feel the most severe blow defending those very things.

        Buy ammo, practice with your weapons, keep them clean and safe, and get ready when the stuff hits the fan.

        In the immortal words of Kurt Russell in the film “Tombstone” – “You tell them hells ‘a comin’ and I’m comin’ with it.”



  • Coldcowboy

    I have something that maybe a little more threatening to muslims then Mr. Trans American flag, Its called 30-06!!!

  • marmo43

    a man I florida is having the same problem. there is a public law 109-243 the 109t congress. It ensures that the right of an individual to display the U S flag on residential property not be abridged. freedom to display flag act of 2005. Do not back down. it is your right to display the united states flag..

    • stormhaven

      I’m glad to know that. The cases I mentioned in my post (above) were from 1996 to 2000 when I lived in Las Vegas, NV. That’s how it was then—a family from one of the Arab countries purchased an RV park on Boulder Highway (now flooded out and sold for a casino) and so I am happy to see some states changing their laws to benefit its citizens. That doesn’t happen too often.

  • stormhaven

    It’s not too hard to figure out why they won’t allow an American flag—-most of the apartment buildings and several RV parks that I know of are OWNED by Muslims. They come over here and apply for the cheap and easy loans from our banks and so most of our motels, ice cream shops and other small businesses are owned by people who don’t have to work as hard as an American citizen would to be able to purchase it through B of A, for instance, or even our own government. What I’m going to say next will cause me to choke, but here goes: If this apartment management allows an American flag to fly on its property, then can a flag from any other country be flown there? I think for them to be politically correct, they would have to allow it. Frankly, if American citizens owned it, I wouldn’t want to live in a place owned by lily-livered people who didn’t have the guts to fly a flag of the country they are supposedly a citizen of. The whole thing is just plain sickening and another chip in patriotism for our country!.

  • foxxybey

    Over this Marines dead body and then I’d come back to haunt the Islamist idiots, tell them to get on their camels and go home.

  • CRKienast

    Yes, folks, this is America – the land of the free and brave who have the right to say how they feel and believe without being hurting someone else — RIGHT??!! Ooppppssssss- I apologize, I forgot that this is now the LAND OF ISLAM – where they must be protected and appeased at all times – while they have the right to put up billboards and preach that they are going to kill all infidels – so I guess that I or my children will have that to look forward to – convert or die – by shooting in the head, cutting your throat, crucifying you or stoning you to death. Yup the “God of Violence, Death and Conformity” and his people now have the right that none of us ever did – Christians made mistake but never this – the closest is what happen to the Jews in Spain, etc. Charles R. Kienast

  • Nonameever

    The American flag is a threat to tyrants everywhere

  • Nonameever

    Title 4 United States Code, section 5 (notes) is the codified flag statement of rights. A trip to the local law library for some current case law incorporating it might help some.

  • Bill Ascherfeld

    I see Rattlerjake, has quoted the H.R. 42, the 109th Congress’s “Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005. 7/24/2006–Public Law. That Public Law would trump any Muslim who may be, or may have been threatened by Duy’s flag.

    I, personally would like proof that the paper shoved into Duy’s hand was written at least 10 days prior to the Manager meeting Duy for the first time. Maybe She is trying to intimidate HIM, and using the “flag problem” as an excuse to drive Duy out of the complex???

    I am a White Catholic. not a WASP, but close enough! I notice from the movie, The Mgr. is White, also. Is SHE the Muslim Duy’s flag bothers??? Maybe she should see her lawyer and find out if she has, even a toe to stand on, let alone, even 1 leg!

    By the way… I know this is a Republic, but many news creatures and politicians will miss call it a Democracy. Even though our country is a Republic, not a Democracy, In this country Authoritarianism does not work.

    Perhaps, in a microcosm, such as the Webster Apartment Community in question, we can use the rules of a Democracy. How many Muslims do you have in your community, Ms. Apt. Mgr.? How many of them actually have voiced an opinion about one of the tenants posting an American Flag on his balcony? Does that represent >50% of all the tenants there? (Oh, don’t count yourself. You are the manager, not just another tenant…) But you can be made one by the Owner!

    By the way, is the Owner a Muslim? If he is, and he feels threatened by someone flying or posting an American Flag on property he Lawfully has the right to enter and live in, then, maybe it is best He sell the complex to someone who can stand to see The American Flag Flying from every apartment in the complex, in sympathetic support for Mr. Tran!

  • Randy

    who every the hell comes to this country to live this is the United States of Americas flag. get over it or get the hell out. that goes for everyone

  • foxxybey

    Tell the muslims this is America and we have the right of expression and if they don’t like it they can go back to their camels and 7th century thinking, kick them out as we don’t want to have to fear them in the future.

  • Flyboy73u

    Please if you don’t like the flag just leave.

  • Robert Moulds

    Duy Tran should fly the American flag and the Muslims should be grateful to live in liberal democracy were one can waves his flag and worship he god as he choose to. If they are not they can always go to fail state ruled under the gun.

  • rivahmitch

    I wish it did strike fear into the hearts of muslimes. With the Kenyan fascist in the White House, laughter and contempt is the more likely and more deserved reaction.

  • James Foley

    That apartment manager should be picked up and dropped into the middle of Iraq.

  • bayman61

    If it does not bother the muslims with a flag at the entrance, then why does HIS flag bother them? Plus he should tell her that the muslims are a threat to him and non muslims in the community, and that they want them removed.

  • Doc

    Put up another one! Fly two flags!

  • Darius Medea

    Interesting, isn’t it, that these ragheads are the ones who are so eager to kill their so-called “infidels”, while those who hold the US flag are peaceful! You never hear the ragheads trying to “get along” with their neighbors. If the Muslim’s don’t like our flag, they need to leave our country and go back to raghead land. ’nuff said.!