“MUZLIMS MEXICANS BLACKS WE WILL HUNTED NATION WIDE UNTIL ARE ARE DEAD OR GONE. . .” the emails said.
The identical threats against these mosques coincides with threats received by a mosque in Brooklyn and another mosque in Atlanta signed by someone calling themselves a “Muslim slayer.”
It also comes on the heels of similar threats in New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland, and Virginia, according to the Council of American-Islamic Relations.
"Georgia Muslims cannot allow anti-Muslim bigots to scare us away from proudly and publicly practicing our faith, whether those bigots are writing anonymous letters in a dark basement or writing policy in the White House," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-Georgia, in a statement. "But we should take steps to protect our rights, our houses of worship and our communities."
The FBI reported a 67 percent increase in hate crimes against Muslims last year compared to 2014. It’s the highest total of anti-Islam hate crimes since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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