The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is bringing awareness to an anti-Muslim letter sent to several mosques in California.
The San Francisco Bay Area chapter (CAIR-SFBA) of the organization published the letter which begins with, “To the children of Satan, You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are whores and your fathers are dogs. You are evil. You worship the devil. But your day of reckoning has arrived.”
It further reads, “There’s a new sheriff in town — President Donald Trump. He’s going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And he’s going to start with you Muslims. He’s going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. You Muslims would be wise to pack your bags and get out of Dodge.”
The letter signed “Americans for a Better Way,” concludes with “This is a great time for patriotic Americans. Long live President Trump and God bless the USA.”
In response to the letter, CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo commented, “We urge local law enforcement authorities to work with Muslim community leaders to ensure the safety of all houses of worship…Our state’s political and religious leaders need to speak out against the mainstreaming of Islamophobia that we are witnessing in California and nationwide.”
The San Francisco Chronicle spoke with Faisal Yazadi, an official with one of the Islamic centers that received the letter, who said, “Our doors are never locked…I hope that person knows that we’re more than happy to have a dialogue. Hopefully, we learn a thing or two from him or her, and he or she learns something from us.”