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Registered threats mosque lead to federal hate crime charges

MIAMI – a Florida man already charged with leaving included threatening messages on a mosque will also be charged with a federal hate crime.

Court records released Thursday show that the 35-year-old Gerald Sloane Wallace was indicted by a Miami grand jury on hate crime charges for obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs. A grand jury charged him last month with the creation of an interstate communication which threatened injury. Government had placed Wallace before.

The indictment says Wallace called the unidentified mosque in February and left a message using profanity against Islam, the prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an. He also reportedly threatened to “go to your center.”

“I’m going to shoot all y’all.”

Wallace faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Court records are not a lawyer for Wallace.

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