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Texas Mayor Investigating the Mysterious Appearance of Arabic Banner on Government Building

On Monday, a black banner with Arabic-style writing was mysteriously draped from the roof of Citizens Tower in Lubbock, TX. It was black with a red heart in the center and the words “alhab lljamie” printed in white. The flag was held with two cinder blocks and translated reads, "love all."

Mayor Glen Robertson asked City Manager James Loomis to have the flag removed from the building, which was formerly known as the Omni Building.

In addition, Robertson wants federal agents to investigate how it was hung. In a public statement, Robertson said “I have sent Mr. Loomis an email requesting that we remove the Arabic flag from the Omni building, that we take all steps necessary to secure the building and that Chief [Greg] Stevens notify the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and the Lubbock Sheriff’s Office. It is premature to come to conclusions before we can gather more facts but I believe that we must take this situation seriously in light of current national and international events.”

Councilman Victor Hernandez told Lubbock Online, “Even though the message seems to be innocuous and well-meaning, that was not the best way to go about spreading the message."

Photo: Fox News, KFYO

Mayor asks for an investigation of how an Arabic sign ended up on a government building.

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