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This Texas man has a roadside message for Muslims that is getting people's attention

A Dallas, Texas man decided to share a message on a piece of poster board outside the Islamic Center of Irving, near the heart of Dallas.

The message read, "You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America."

Standing on the side of the road with his sign in hand, 53-year-old Justin Normand of Dallas told the Washington Post that he simply wanted to show support for Muslims in the area and didn't intend to attract nationwide attention.

“It is the message — not me — that is transcendent. I just spoke what is on a lot of people’s minds," Normand told reporters.

Normand has manned the post since the weekend, and spoke with Nick Pelletier, the director of outreach for the Islamic Center of Irving.

"Your community needs our help," Normand told Pelletier.

“I’m an American and — regardless of who’s here, Americans or immigrants — we’ve got to be here for one another. I’m just here because somebody’s got to speak up and say, ‘You’re valued. You’re okay. You’re part of what’s going on here,'" he said.

"There actually is a majority that thinks that what's going on is wrong, and so the majority needs to speak."

Watch the full exchange below:


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