A letter sent to three mosques in California was signed “Americans For A Better Way,” but it is being called a disturbing look at the way some Trump supporters are reacting in the wake of Donald Trump becoming President-elect Trump. As reported by the Huffington Post, three California mosques received the same letter, which called Muslims “evil” people whom President-elect Trump would “cleanse” America of by doing away with Muslims in the same manner that Adolf Hitler did to Jewish people.
The letter, which contains disturbing and profane language, can be read here.
According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Chapter, the letter that threatened Muslims was a handwritten letter, but it likely wasn’t hand-delivered by the person who wrote the threatening letter. Instead the letter, which contained heinous words about Muslims, was mailed to San Jose, California. Evergreen Islamic Center was the name of one of the mosques that received the threats, and as a result, mosques in the area have asked for more police protection via the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA).
It is fears like those that has certain minorities arming themselves instead of relying on police to protect them.
According to NBC, Trump’s win has some minorities purchasing guns. The publication states that African Americans and other minorities have been buying guns after Trump became President-elect Trump due to fear of a rise in hate crimes. Whether that fear is real or not doesn’t change the fact that owners of gun shops are reporting an increase in gun sales since Election Day.
The publication notes that some of those individuals buying guns are doing so because they feel that Trump has set an anti-minority climate that makes it easier for folks like those who composed the letter to Muslims in the California mosques to express racist points of views. With Trump calling certain Mexicans racists on the campaign trail, and plenty of talk about building a wall to separate Mexico from the U.S., Trump based plenty of his campaign on making America “great again” — a point that was referenced in the threatening letter.
The letter sent to at least three California mosques read in full as follows.
“To the children of Satan, You Muslims are a vile and filthy people. Your mothers are w**res and your fathers are dogs. You are evil. You worship the devil. But your day of reckoning has arrived.
“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.
“This is a great time for patriotic Americans. Long live President Trump and God bless the USA.”
As seen in the above photo, the burned inside of the Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, is displayed.
According to the description of the Associated Press photo, the image was captured on November 2, Wednesday, when the Mississippi mayor called the alleged arson a hate crime, as investigators noted a “Vote Trump” graffiti phrase painted in silver spray paint at the scene of the crime.
Such events have caused protests to break out around the country in the wake of Trump’s win.
One man can be seen in the above photo holding a sign on Black Friday, November 25.
Standing in front of Trump Tower on the shopping holiday, the man held a sign that spoke of “Black Friday” and what he claimed would be a bleak four years with “Blockhead President Bleep Trump” at the helm.
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