"Your day of reckoning has arrived,” reads a letter sent to at least three California mosques this week. “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.” The Los Angeles Times reports the Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking for greater police protection in the wake of the letter, which was handwritten and photocopied. Signed by "Americans for a Better Way," the letter says Trump would "do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews," while calling Muslims "the children of Satan" and a "vile and filthy people."
CAIR is asking for the letter to be investigated by police as an act of religious intimidation, CBS Los Angeles reports. The executive director of CAIR-LA says the California Muslim community is “disheartened that anyone would address fellow Americans, fellow human beings, in such a hateful, dehumanizing way.” According to the Orange County Register, there have been more than 100 documented anti-Muslim incidents in the US since election day. (Read more Islamophobia stories.)