Trump is Going to ‘Cleanse America’: California Mosques Receive Threatening Letter
Three separate mosques in California are seeking additional protection from law enforcement after each of them received a letter that praised President-elect Donald Trump and called Muslims the “children of Satan.”
According to the Orange County Register, mosques in Long Beach, San Jose and Claremont all received copies of the same letter within the past few days. Besides the Satan line, the author also referred to Muslims as “evil” and “vile.”
It was stated that Trump would then “cleanse America.” The incoming POTUS promised at one point in the campaign to create a Muslim ban if he were to be elected, preventing any Muslims from entering the country. He has since softened somewhat on that rhetoric but still has the proposal listed on his campaign website.
Another portion of the letter included a reference to Hitler and Jews.
“He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews,” the letter reads. “You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.”
The letter is signed “Americans for a Better Way.”
It was noted by the FBI that in 2015 hate crimes against Muslims increased by 67%. Since Trump’s election, hundreds of incidents of harassment and intimidation have been documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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