Evergreen Islamic Center San Jose.
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The San Jose Police Department is investigating a handwritten letter which was sent to several Mosques in California stating that Trump will "cleanse America" of Muslims and will do "what Hitler did to the Jews," The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
The letter referred to Muslims as "Children of Satan" and called them "a vile and filthy people."
The Imam at the Evergreen Islamic Center alerted authorities in San Jose about the letter Thursday night.
Authorities are treating the letter, which explains that Trump is “going to cleanse America and make it shine again. And, he’s going to start with you Muslims," as a hate crime.
Faisal Yazadi, president of the mosque's board of directors, invited the person who sent the letter to engage in dialogue saying “I hope that person knows that we’re more than happy to have a dialogue. Hopefully, we learn a thing or two from him or her, and he or she learns something from us.”
Tarek Mohamed, who chairs the Long Beach mosque, said that the situation needs involvement from the FBI and that "the local police is limited by the city, if we have mosques being threatened across the state, it's not a local thing. We need some higher authority to investigate."
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