Conservative activists from Kernersville, North Carolina are in some hot water after threatening the Muslim community during a meeting this past Thursday. The incident has caused the leading Muslim civil rights group in the U.S. to ask the FBI for an investigation.
Quoting local media reports, the D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) allege that the conservative activists publicly declared their intention to harm and kill Muslims.
“My only recommendation is to start killing the hell out of them,” one participant said at the meeting, according to the Triad City Beat alternative newspaper. “I’m ready to start taking people out.”
“Shed some blood, too,” the same conservative activist quipped after calling for recommendations on how to “shed some light” on the issue of Muslims in America.
According to CAIR, the issue at hand was a presentation on the “supposed Muslim plot to conquer the United States,” as well as the “Islamization of America.”
CAIR says that there were “Frequent interruptions about supposed Muslim treachery paired with testimonials about preparedness for violent confrontation and even expressions of readiness to kill Muslims” during the meeting.
Triad City Beat has posted a full audio recording of the meeting online to back up these claims.
“Calls to violence against members of any minority group warrant a criminal investigation by state law enforcement authorities and the FBI,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper in a statement. “We call on President Trump to repudiate the growing bigotry in our nation targeting Muslims, Hispanics, immigrants, refugees, and other minority groups.”
Hooper added that, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, U.S.-based anti-Muslim groups have tripled in number between 2015 and 2016.
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