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Man told to take U.S. flag down because it's a 'threat to Muslims'

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Duy Tran said he will defy his apartment manager's order to take his flag down. (Source: KHOU/CBS) Duy Tran said he will defy his apartment manager's order to take his flag down. (Source: KHOU/CBS)

WEBSTER, TX (KHOU/CBS) - A man whose apartment manager told him to take down his American flag because it was a threat to the Muslim community is fighting to keep it up.

Duy Tran proudly put up the flag this week when he moved into the El Dorado residence community.

To him, flying the Stars and Stripes is more than symbolic.

"I'm going to leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don't have the right to leave my flag there," Tran said. "I have friends that died for this country."

The property manager refused a request for comment, instead providing a written statement.

"While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident's patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines," the statement said. "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."

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