WASHINGTON - The country’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization said it has received a letter at its Washington D.C. headquarters that contained a page from an English translation of the Quran smeared in a substance that is believed to be feces and another piece of paper portraying former President Barack Obama as a monkey.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said in a news release that the “racist, Islamophobic” letter was sent from Michigan and had a fake return address. The organization said the letter is being turned over to law enforcement.
CAIR said this letter comes as there has been an increase in anti-Muslim incidents this year across the country compared to 2016. The Washington-based group has called for investigations of 35 incidents targeting mosques since the beginning of the year.