Islamophobic attacks in US : Post-Paris terror attacks

27th Nov 2015

Islamophobic attacks in US : Post-Paris terror attacks

Nov 17: 43-year-old Seminole man was arrested by the FBI on after allegedly threatening to firebomb a mosque and shoot children in the head in St. Petersburg. In one message, Schnitzler said he was calling in reference to the Paris attacks, and warned that he was going to go to the Islamic center and “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there.”

Nov 17: a 26-year-old Clayton Alexander Cansler was arrested near Houston, Texas, for allegedly saying he would “shoot up a mosque” to avenge the Paris attacks. He allegedly wrote to a friend that he would shoot up mosques and uploaded a picture to Facebook of an assault rifle and ammunition. The Bible verse from Joshua 1:9 that allegedly accompanied the photo of the weapons states: “Be strong and courages. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Nov 15: Baitul Aman Mosque in Meriden, Connecticut was shot at when they arrived for evening prayer on Sunday

Nov 15: A Muslim student at UConn Connecticut found the words “killed Paris” written under his dorm room name tag.

Nov 15: Florida officials are investigating phone threats made against mosques in Tampa Bay Times reported. The FBI is looking into voice-mails that threatened to firebomb and shoot members of a Muslim congregation in St. Petersburg. A second Florida mosque had received similar threats.

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