Source: The Washington Post
Four mosques — three in California and one in Georgia — have received letters threatening that President-elect Donald Trump will do to Muslims what Adolf Hitler “did to the Jews,” according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.
The handwritten letters, which referred to Muslims as “children of Satan,” were mailed to Islamic centers in San Jose, Long Beach and Pomona in California and, most recently, in Savannah, Ga. The letters called Trump the “new sheriff in town” who will “cleanse America and make it shine again” by eradicating the country’s Muslim population.
“You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs,” the letters state. “You are evil. You worship the devil. But, your day of reckoning has arrived.”
The letters went on to say that Muslims “would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.”
The Evergreen Islamic Center in San Jose was the first to receive the letter, according to CAIR, a civil liberties and advocacy organization for Muslims in the United States. Authorities were alerted Thursday night after the center’s imam found it in the mail, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Sgt. Enrique Garcia, a spokesman for the San Jose Police Department, told the Chronicle that investigators are treating it as a “hate-motivated incident.”
On Saturday, CAIR said the Islamic centers in Long Beach and Pomona received a similar letter. The same letter was later sent to a mosque in Savannah, CAIR said late Sunday.