Islamic Center of Rhode Island receives hate mail

PROVIDENCE, RI (NBC) –Members inside the Islamic Center of Rhode Island received a hate-filled letter this week.

“You feel that wave of hate is really at your doorstep,” said Board Member of the Islamic Center said Board Member Faissal Elansari.

The letter was addressed to “The Children of Satan” and calls Muslims “vile and filthy.”

It’s signed “Americans for a better way.”

Elansari said, “It suggests that the new President-elect will do to the Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews. And this is really alarming.”

Similar letters have been sent to mosques in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Colorado and Georgia.

Elansari said the stamp indicates the letter was sent from California, and that the Imam gave the letter to the FBI to investigate.