Iowa mosque receives threatening note calling Muslims ‘vile’

DES MOINES, Iowa – A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with the authorities to speak about a threatening note found in the center of the e-mail.

Dr. Samir Shams, the chairman of the centre, says he found the handwritten note on the Sunday morning. It said that the Muslims of “common” people, and that President Donald Trump would do to Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” The note was signed only “Americans for a Better Way.”

Shams says Muslims to take such comments seriously and that he was planning to meet Monday with the FBI.

The Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations issued a press release calling for a hate crime investigation. The council says similar messages are sent to other mosques in Iowa and elsewhere.

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