January 15th, 2010 14:09 EST
Chicago Going Gangster on Muslims
Islamic rights advocates say there`s been a rise in the number of threats directed at local Muslims. And some of these threats are being delivered right to their doors. CBS 2`s Mike Puccinelli reports.
When Ahmed Rehab walks up to his suburban home these days it`s with a new sense of awareness. That`s because of what he found waiting for him in his mailbox just a few days ago, a postmarked typewritten hate-filled letter complete with a death threat.
"At the end of the letter it stated, `the only good Arab is a DEAD Arab,`" said Rehab.
Rehab is the Executive Director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR.
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