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South Florida Islamic School, Mosque Targeted

  • Associated Press

FILE - A man is seen walking past a mosque in Margate, Florida, in a May 14, 2011, photo.

FILE - A man is seen walking past a mosque in Margate, Florida, in a May 14, 2011, photo.

Authorities in South Florida are investigating two separate incidents in which an Islamic school was spray-painted and a mosque received an email vowing to kill all Muslims.

Rubina Tariq, principal at Nur-Ul-Islam Academy in Cooper City, called the Broward Sheriff's Office Monday after finding a profane message painted on a wall at the school with 400 students. The paint was cleaned up by mid-day as students went home after taking final exams.

On Saturday, an email was sent to the Islamic Center of Greater Miami in Miami Gardens. The Miami Herald reports it was filled with short, threatening sentences. The sender called Islam a “cancer” and “disease,” and pledged to “kill every Muslim around the world.”

Imam AbdulHamid Samra called the email “nasty.”

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