(SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/20/15) – The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio) today called for stepped-up security by Corpus Christi, Texas, police after the Islamic Center of Corpus Christi received a letter mailed from Culver City, Calif. threatening the worshipers to â€œconvert to Christianity now, before it is too late.â€
â€œWe urge local law enforcement authorities to investigate this threatening letter and to take appropriate action, step up patrols in the area of the mosque and meet with Muslim community leaders to discuss security measures,â€ said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain.
Husain said the incident is part of a backlash against the American Muslim community since the recent terror attacks in Paris.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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