Media Coverage of Hate Letters Sent to CA Mosques

This past weekend, The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) called for stepped-up police protection of local mosques after an anti-Muslim, hate-filled letter supporting President-elect Donald Trump was sent to the Islamic Center of Long Beach and the Islamic Center of Claremont.

The hate letter was addressed to the "Children of Satan.” The writer of the letter called Muslims a "vile and filthy people" and called on them to "pack your bags and get out of dodge." It also said that President-elect Donald Trump is "going to cleanse America and it make it shine again. And, he's going to start with you Muslims” and "This is a great time for patriotic Americans. Long live President Trump and God bless the U.S.A."

“This hate campaign targeting California houses of worship must be investigated as an act of religious intimidation, and our state’s leaders should speak out against the growing anti-Muslim bigotry that leads to such incidents,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.

Here is the media coverage of the incidents. 

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Breitbart News

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Los Angeles Times

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Christian Science Monitor

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