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Hate letter sent to Davis mosque announces Muslims’ ‘day of reckoning’

The Islamic Center of Davis has received a copy of a hate letter that has been sent to numerous mosques nationwide.

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office released a copy of the letter Thursday and announced that a news conference will be held Tuesday to discuss the issue.

He (Donald Trump) is going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews

Copy of a national letter received Thursday at the Islamic Center of Davis

The hand-printed letter purports to be from a group calling itself Americans for a Better Way and is addressed to “the children of Satan.” With the election of Donald Trump, it says, “there’s a new sheriff in town” and Muslims’ “day of reckoning has arrived.”

“He is going to do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews,” the letter states.

Representatives of the Islamic Center of Davis could not be reached for comment Thursday.

The FBI has said that the threats in the letter, though inflammatory, are not specific enough to investigate at this point, but the agency is monitoring the situation.

The District Attorney’s Office said the Davis police chief, the Yolo County sheriff and the Multi-Cultural Community Council will participate in Tuesday’s news conference.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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