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American Freedom Defense Initiative

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Garland police now say SWAT team officers were involved in the shooting that left two gunmen dead outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest Sunday night.

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American Muslims have condemned Sunday night’s violence in Garland. What additional steps could the Muslim community take?

Abbott: Garland Shooting Strikes At Heart Of First Amendment

May 4, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Texas' elected officials treaded carefully Monday as they reacted to a shooting on Sunday in Garland that left two gunmen dead outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. 

After two gunmen opened fire at the site of a Muhammad cartoon drawing contest Sunday night in Garland, Texas, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which organized the event, is once again in the spotlight.

Here are five things you should know about the group.