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Mosque Receives Letter Threatening Mass-Murder Of Muslim Children

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:22 PM
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Mosque Receives Letter Threatening Mass-Murder Of Muslim Children

FEBRUARY 22, 2015 8:04 PM

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is alleging that a mosque received a letter threatening mass-murder. The letter was sent to a mosque in McHenry County, Illinois, earlier in February. An Excerpt from the letter reads:

“We are praying for civil war so we can start shooting you slime bags” — “We can’t wait until it’s ok to start bombing you f***ers and your kids so we can reduce the number of slime bags being born into this world, of ours” — and “You like your radical relatives serve no positive purpose on earth. Keep you (sic) eyes open.”

This is an example of the types of attacks Muslims face in the United States. Had a Christian church received a letter like this it, it would have undoubtedly made national news. Fox would probably have introduced an entire army of “experts” who would explain how this is just patriots fighting back against a new Illinois “no-go zone.”

Dr. Fazal Khan, a member of the mosques board said in a press release:

“It’s always disheartening when a good community receives a letter of hate. We are taking all sensible precautions to protect our patrons, and we thank our local community, police department, and faith organizations who continue to support a safe, diverse, and cooperative community.”

Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said:

“The rise in hate incidents in the Chicagoland area over the past few weeks is an alarming development that we have seen mirrored in other parts of the country. In all cases, the misguided hate messages and death threats target innocent individuals that have nothing to do with news headlines people may be reacting to. The President’s recent remarks about American Muslims are important and timely, and we need to see more politicians including Illinois politicians speak up for sanity.”

The United States seems to be such an oxymoron in its rhetoric so much of the time. We pride ourselves on diversity, yet people seem hell-bent on murdering or intimidating anyone who is not the same as them. What will it take for people to just stop and realize maybe – just maybe – threatening people with mass murder is a bad idea. We have very serious problems to deal with as a species right now. How are we supposed to combat the threats of climate change, income inequality, and not-even-trying-anymore-reality-television if we have to deal with Dark Age level religious conflict? No person wants to live in fear because of identity. That is an universal truth that should be taught right next to the golden rule in preschool.

“We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:22 PM
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VooDooB
by on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:35 PM
Right winger!!!!!!!!
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Feb. 23, 2015 at 12:37 PM
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The Council on American-Islamic Relations

 

stopped reading right there.

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