Excerpts from the letter include, “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 your eyes open.”
Patch The Chicago chapter of designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) claims that a letter was sent to a relatively new McHenry County mosque warning members to “keep you (sic) eyes open” and other threats. The American Muslim Community Organization mosque in Lake in the Hills said it received the letter on Feb. 6.
Mosque board president Dr. Fazel Khan called the hate letter “disheartening.”
“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,” Khan said in a press release.
CAIR-Chicago claims that hate incidents against Muslims have spiked in the Chicago area over the past several weeks as well as other parts of the country.
The Chicago chapter has alleged that anti-Arab graffiti was found scrawled on the wall of a boys’ bathroom at Sandburg High School in Orland Park in Feb. 5.
CAIR-Chicago’s executive director Ahmed Rehab said that his office also received a threatening phone call at its executive officers the day of its press conference from a caller purporting to be from a group called “the crusaders of America.”
The caller said, “The crusaders of America are coming to kill you and your terrorist friends. We are coming for you,” then immediately hung up.