Crystal Lake-Cary Patch is reporting that a threatening letter has been sent to the McHenry County mosque.
It represents “upwards of 800 households,” according to its web site.
Having just posted picture of a Christian’s car magnet I can’t tell you how un-Christian such a letter is.
The following is posted on the Council on American-Islamic Relations web site about the threat:
McHenry County Mosque Receives Threatening Letter
The American Muslim Community Organization (AMCO), a relatively new mosque located in Lake in the Hills in McHenry County, reported the threatening letter to CAIR-Chicago on February 6.
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 you (sic) eyes open.”
“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,” said Dr. Fazal Khan, mosque board president.
“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,” said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director.