Target: FBI Director James Comey
Goal: Launch investigation into threats of mass murder of Muslims sent to Arizona mosques.
Imams and their families are going to be hunted down and killed for instating “Sharia Law,” according to letters sent to a number of mosques in Phoenix, Arizona. These are threats of domestic terrorism against a religious minority and need to be taken seriously. Demand that the FBI initiate a full investigation into these threats.
Mosques in the Phoenix area were surprised to find threats mailed to them early this Memorial Day. The letters, sent from a group calling themselves the “Patriotic Friends,” detailed that their houses of worship were being watched and outlined in no uncertain terms a litany of consequences Muslim Americans can expect in retribution for the actions of ISIS and Al Qaeda if they do not immediately leave the country.
According to the letters, if any state invokes Sharia Law in “any way,” all the imams and their families in that state will be killed. They also declare that all the mosques in America need to be burned down while worshipers are inside as “recompense” for 9/11, and that the next “Muslim/ISIS terror event” that occurs stateside will “nullify [American Muslims’] stay of execution” and they will, consequently, be murdered en masse.
These threats must be considered legitimate. Islamophobia is at a fever pitch in the country right now and rightwing extremists have been trying to launch attacks against Muslim communities as a result. Sign the petition below to demand that the FBI launch an immediate investigation into these threats so that these extremists can be brought to justice.
Dear Director Comey,
I am writing you today regarding a number of profoundly disturbing threats that have been mailed to mosques in the Phoenix, Arizona area. A federal investigation needs to be initiated into them as soon as possible.
As I’m sure you know, anti-Muslim sentiment is rampant in the United States. Harassment, discrimination, and violence have become part of many American Muslims’ daily lives, and communities are regularly subjected to threats of destruction and death.
Within this cultural context, the letters received by these mosques need to be taken extremely seriously. Among other things, they declare that all Muslims need to leave the United States, that for every life lost on 9/11 one American Muslim life needs to be taken, that every single mosque in the country needs to be burned down, and that American Muslims will start being shot and killed the moment another Islamic terrorist attack takes place in the country.
You already thwarted one attempted terrorist attack on a Muslim community in New York recently; It seems now you need to prevent another. I demand that you launch a full investigation into these threats at once so that these would-be terrorists can be brought to justice.
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