NewsEducation / November 30, 2016

Indy School Receives Threatening Letter Warning Muslims To Leave Country

A Muslim group says a school affiliated with an Indianapolis mosque has received a hate-filled letter warning Muslims to leave the country or face extermination.Donald Trump, Masjid Al-Fajr Islamic Center2016-11-30T00:00:00-05:00
Indy School Receives Threatening Letter Warning Muslims To Leave Country

The letter warns that President-elect Donald Trump is "going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews."

Islamic Society Of North America

A Muslim group says a school affiliated with an Indianapolis mosque has received a hate-filled letter warning Muslims to leave the country or face extermination.

The Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America says the letter sent Tuesday to the MTI School of Knowledge connected to the Masjid Al-Fajr Islamic Center of Greater Indianapolis warns President-elect Donald Trump is “going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.”

The letter was postmarked in Los Angeles was signed “Americans for a Better Way.”

The Plainfield-based Islamic Society of North America says the letter sent was sent Tuesday.

Center spokesman Henry Hane described the threat as out of the ordinary but not unexpected in light of current rhetoric around immigrants and Muslims. Students and parents were told about the threat.

"We've taken all of the necessary steps to make sure everyone is safe. But at the same time it is to understand these things do not define what Americans are in general."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says similar letter have been received by at least six California mosques and others in Providence, Rhode Island, and Savannah, Georgia.

Trump has told “60 Minutes” that if his supporters were harassing others, they should “stop it.”

Earlier this month, the Indianapolis school reform group Stand For Children asked Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to condemn racial bullying and other "horrifying acts" happening in schools.

WFYI News contributed to this article.

 

 

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