Police in Westbrook, Maine Investigating Notes Threatening Violence Against Muslims

"All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed" read the notes found at the Westbrook Pointe apartment complex


Police in Westbrook, Maine are investigating after at least four threatening letters were found at a local apartment complex threatening violence against Muslims.

"All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed," read the notes found at the Westbrook Pointe apartment complex on Prospect Street.

A resident of Iraqi descent went to the Westbrook Police Department on Wednesday morning to report finding one of the notes. Police responded to the apartment complex and found a second note on the ground containing the same threat.

Both pieces of paper are being processed for any evidence linking them to a suspect.

After canvassing the apartment complex, police were told that two other notes with similar written threats had been found by Iraqi residents of the complex. But those residents did not report the threats to police.

Police said they don't know if the threats are connected in any way to the recent coverage of Adnan Fazeli, the 38-year-old Iranian who came to Maine as a refugee in 2009. Newly unsealed court documents revealed details about Fazeli, who was killed last year in Lebanon while fighting for the Islamic State group.

There are no suspects at this time. Police said they are working closely with the management of the apartment complex and the local Iraqi community to identify those responsible for what they are considering a hate crime.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Westbrook Police at 207-854-2531. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 207-591-8117.

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