WASHINGTON: Regina Mustafa, the first Muslim mayoral candidate of a city in Minnesota receives death threat on social media.
A posting by “Militia Movement” wrote on her website: “EXECUTE all muslims in America.”
Regina seeking to become mayor of Rochester, which is about 100 miles south-east of Minneapolis.
Of 114,000 population of Rochester, almost 12,000 is Muslim.
Regina, on her Twitter page, said: “It won’t derail me. But any threats must be taken seriously. No one should feel threatened when wanting to serve their community in elected office.”
Threat to "Execute" me made online. It won't derail me. But any threats must be taken seriously. No one should feel threatened when wanting to serve their community in elected office.
— Regina Mustafa (@cidi_cidimn) February 12, 2018
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) requested local law enforcement to investigate the matter.
“We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this implicit threat of violence targeting a member of a minority community seeking to take part in our nation’s political process,” said Jaylani Hussein, CAIR Minnesota chapter’s executive director.