A slew of letters sent to at least five mosques in California was part of a surge of Islamophobia that hit the nation in November after Donald Trump was declared the president-elect.
The letters, addressed to the “Children of Satan” and signed by a group that calls itself “Americans for a Better Way,” praised Trump and denounced Muslims, calling for genocide.
Muslim Public Affairs Council President Salam Al-Marayati addressed the letters and stressed the importance of an open discussion about Muslim culture.
“The more you repeat a lie, the more it becomes a fact,” he said. “Unfortunately, the silence is perpetuating these myths.”
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Updated on Jan. 3, 2017
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