Muslims all over the world are facing threats in the wake of Paris attack
After Friday’s deadly attack in Paris, Muslims all over the world have become victim of threats and harassment.
A mosque in US has reported that it received a voicemail that threatened to “firebomb you and shoot whoever is there in the head.”
“I don’t care if they are f***ing 2 years old or 100,” the caller said. “I am over your f***ing bull**** and our whole country is.”
In Oregon, US, protesters showed up in front of a mosque and chanted anti-Muslim slurs at worshippers.
“Your Quran is the doctrine of demons! Jesus is going to destroy the Muslims!” one demonstrator screamed through a megaphone even as a non-Muslim neighbor tried to reason with him. But the epithets continued: “Islam is a lie! You’re nothing more than a pawn of Satan, you demonic Muslim dogs!”
In Paris, it was reported that on Saturday, after the attack, some unknown people painted blood-red crosses on the wall of a mosque.
Also, a student of the University of Connecticut, Mahmoud Hashem, found the words “killed Paris” had been written underneath his name on the door of his dorm room.
“It’s not my fault. [The terrorists] are the killer, not me,” Hashem complained.
On Saturday afternoon, a threat was posted to Twitter which read, “Let’s f*** that place up and send a message to ISIS,” “We’re coming.”
A Muslim family have also reported that a Muslim family said they found bullet holes when they returned home on Sunday morning.
Following the Paris attack, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemn the killings, saying, “These savage and despicable attacks on civilians, whether they occur in Paris, Beirut or any other city, are outrageous and without justification.
“We condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible.”
A group of French Muslim students released a video which also condemned the attack.
“They invoke the Qur’an, and quote its verses,” a voiceover says in the video, which features students holding a sign bearing the hashtag #NousSommesUnis (translation: “We are united”). “But shedding the blood of an innocent has no justification, not in Islam or anywhere”