Sarah Beebe: Former Navy Service Member Who Tweeted Words Of Violence Towards American Muslims In Dearborn Investigated By FBI

Sarah Beebe, a Fort Gratiot woman, tweeted words encouraging violence towards the city of Dearborn, Michigan, citing its dense Muslim population.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sarah Beebe used her Twitter account with the handle @Irish_Beebs to tweet, “Dearborn, MI, has the highest Muslim population in the United States. Let’s [expletive] that place up and send a message to ISIS. We’re coming.”

Consequently, Beebe, who is allegedly a former member of the U.S. Navy, is under state and federal investigation.

Capt. William Leavens of the Dearborn Police Department Investigative Unit said Tuesday that the investigation was headed to state and federal prosecutors for review and that the Dearborn police department increased its alert status and religious locations and key infrastructure sites in response to what the city considers a serious social media threat.

“The city of Dearborn took it very seriously,” Capt. Leavens said. “It affected our community significantly.”

Sarah Beebe also allegedly tweeted that she wants to re-enlist using the hashtag #Prayers4Paris, according to Upper Michigan Source.

Beebe’s tweet was deleted and her account has been deactivated, according to the Times Herald. Officials have already located and talked with Beebe. In a statement, the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office stated that they will “prosecute those that meet the legal elements of a criminal offense,” but didn’t indicate what charges, if any, Beebe will face for her tweet that created such a stir in the Dearborn community.

“In this case they have threatened our entire city,” Dearborn Chief Ronald Haddad said. “Our entire community. We have 100,000 residents, we have about 200,000 visitors. Therein lies the threat and challenge.”

“The people of Dearborn don’t support ISIS,” Dearborn mayor Jack O’Reilly said, according to Fox 2 Detroit. “ISIS is not even a government or entity. It is a self-declared entity. They represent an ideology and as far as I know, I’ve never met anybody in this town that shares their ideology.”

“People feel they are really special if they post these things,” O’Reilly said in response to Beebe’s tweet, which she posted just hours after the ISIS terror attack in Paris. “So sometimes I think it is just to make themselves feel good. But the problem is, you can’t ignore it.”

Sarah Beebe has since apologized through WXYZ Channel 7 for the bigoted post directed at the Muslim Americans living in Dearborn.

“I can’t even begin to say how sorry I am for the problems I have caused in regards to a hateful and very irresponsible Tweet I posted in response to the Paris terrorist attacks.

“I am sorry to the entire city of Dearborn and anyone who was affected by my ignorance and my post on Twitter.

“I would never wish ill on anyone, especially because of their religious beliefs, and that off-the-cuff post will haunt me the rest of my life.

“I am very sorry and I hope the people of Dearborn can see that I screwed up and I am truly from the heart sorry.”

Still, Beebe’s post incited countless tweets both in support of and denouncing her threatening words aimed at the Muslims living in Dearborn.

Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said the community will know shortly if 28-year-old Beebe will be charged for her threatening tweet towards the people of Dearborn, Michigan.

[Image via the City of Dearborn | Facebook]