FBI Investigating Death Threats Against Muslims in North Carolina

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KERNERSVILLE. – North Carolina Muslims reported death threats they received from people who attended a conservative meeting in Kernersville on Thursday. The FBI started an investigation.

The meeting involved a group of conservatives listening to a guest speaker talk about the Muslim Brotherhood and suggest that Muslims will take over the U.S.

The Triad City Beat posted recorded audio from the meeting on its website where listeners can hear one person say: “Any recommendations on how we can stop this? Because my only recommendation is to start killing the h*** out of them."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations asked the FBI to investigate after hearing about it through various media reports. The FBI had allegedly been aware of the meeting from local residents.

"The FBI is aware of news media stories about a recent meeting in North Carolina where comments were reportedly made against the Muslim community,” a spokeswoman said. “We are working with our local law enforcement partners to determine if a federal violation involving threats of violence that is not speech protected under the First Amendment has occurred. The safety and security of our citizens is a priority for the FBI and we have been in contact with local community leaders to assure them we take potential threats of violence very seriously."

 

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