Muslim advocacy group gets letter with page of Quran smeared with possible feces
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) says its Washington, D.C. headquarters received a letter Monday that included a page of the Quran that was smeared with what it believes is feces and a picture of former President Barack Obama depicted as a monkey.
In a press release, CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, described the letter as "racist" and " Islamophobic."
The letter began with an altered family photo with monkey heads replacing the human bodies. The child in the photo had President Obama's face photoshopped onto his body.
Below the photo is the following text:
"We are very pleased to inform the media that we have located Obama's parents who are alive and well residing in the African Congo. This discovery was substantiated by Mr. Lawrence Godfrey of the British Geographical Society dated March 20, 2014."
The letter concludes with a picture of Obama's face photoshopped onto the body of a monkey with the phrase "Primate in Chief" written above it.
The letter came from Michigan but had a fake return address and will be turned over to law enforcement, according to CAIR.
CAIR says this letter is part of the “almost daily” attacks on Muslims and minorities in the United States.