A Muslim family living in Long Island, NY discovered threatening messages in their mailbox on 2 separate occasions, leading police to start a hate crime investigation.
Admitting the KKK hates and wants to kill those who Jesus loves, the first message read, “KKK Hate Muslims, we will kill you, Jesus loves you,” along with the image of a backwards swastika in red ink.
Another message that was left written on a small paper plate read, “The KKK is coming for you Muslims.”
The homeowner, a Bangladeshi immigrant, insisted (rightfully) that this was not a prank but a threat, reported ABC7NY.
“It’s more of a threat to me than a prank, or it’s a very elaborately planned prank, which also shocks me to think that someone would go to that extent to pull that big of a prank,” she said. “So that takes me to the conclusion that it was not a prank, but a deliberate note, a threat note.”
The Trump presidency has led to a huge increase in hate crimes and harassment towards minorities because of his hate speech and his silent support for the KKK and other white supremacy groups.
The woman said that she and her husband have lived in the Long Island community of Malverne for 20 years and never felt their religion was an issue until now.
“To my utter shock and horror, it was a threat note,” she said. “It was very unsettling, terrifying actually, to see it.”
She also said that her children, ages 19 and 16, who were both born in America, were also shocked by the messages.
“They were shocked beyond belief,” she said. “We’ve never had any problems with anyone. We very much love the neighborhood, so it was totally unexpected. Never before did we ever receive anything, or nothing of this was even hinted at us ever, in the last 20 years we’ve been here.”
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
(Article By Jeremiah Jones)