February 21st, 2012 13:33 EST
CAIR Wants FBI to Investigate Anti-Muslim Facebook Threat
Following a threatening message on facebook, Council on American-Islamic Relations has demanded the FBI to investigate the matter.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the FBI to investigate a death threat posted on its Facebook page by a person claiming to be in the U.S. military.
A man who says he is an "M1 Abrams Armor Crewman" who lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., threatened to kill others who commented on an article posted Saturday onCAIR`s Facebook page.
In a series of comments on CAIR`s page, "Edward Veal" wrote: "no more islam! i will kill any who try to make my country muslim!. . .especially repliers to this post. . .all muslims are terrorists, they should have no rights at all. . .if i find out who you are, i will find you. . .and remove you!" [Grammatical errors maintained.]
"Death threats like those posted on CAIR`s Facebook page should be taken seriously by the FBI and by local law enforcement authorities, particularly given the access the person who allegedly made the threat would have to military-grade weapons," said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
Hooper added that CAIR will also report the threat to relevant Pentagon officials.