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An anti-islam letter was delivered to an Islamic Center in Iowa, and it’s now going viral after being published by the Des Moines Register.
The letter reads as follows:
To the Children of Satan,
You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs. You are evil. You worship the devil. But your day of reckoning has arrived.
There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it Shine again. And he’s going to start with you Muslims. He’s going to do you you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.
This is a great time for Patriotic Americans. Long live President Trump and God bless the USA.
American for a Better Way
From the Des Moines Register, take a look:
More, from the Des Moines Register:
When Dr. Samir Shams flipped through the mail at the Islamic Center of Des Moines Sunday morning, he found something disturbing.
The Islamic Center of Des Moines president unfolded a threatening handwritten note calling Muslims “filthy” and “vile” people.
The note was signed only “Americans for a Better Way” and appeared to be written by someone who claims to support President Donald Trump. The note made Holocaust references, saying Trump is “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” It warned Muslims to “pack your bags and get out of Dodge.”
“We take something like this seriously,” Shams said. “You never know when it could get to another level.”
Islamic Center of Des Moines board member Jamal Muhammad said he was saddened and worried by the note.
“In this climate, we have to take these things seriously because it could escalate,” he said.
Muhammad said he hoped to see elected officials speak out and condemn the hateful rhetoric towards Des Moines Muslims, as well as Muslims around the world, whether the denunciation came from U.S. Rep. Steve King or President Trump himself.
“Politicians should make statements about this kind of stuff,” Muhammad said. “It would be good to see elected officials — whether they’re Democrat or Republican or what — they should condemn things like this.”
The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an organization that advocates for Muslims’ civil rights, called for a hate crime investigation of the anti-Muslim note in a press release.
Similar hate messages have been sent to other Iowa mosques, as well as mosques in states such as Maryland, Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky, according to the CAIR release.