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Islamic Center of Waco receives hate mail after Ramadan

Posted at 7:52 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 21:07:03-04

WACO, TX — Just over a week after the most popular month in the Muslim year, Ramadan, the Islamic Center of Waco received a letter in the mail Monday morning.

President of the mosque Al Siddiq was checking his mail and found an envelope with Christian faith stamps. But inside was an article about the mosque's Ramadan dinner with hand written false information, including claims that Ramadan is the time when Muslims "prey and kill people."

The Islamic Center of Waco not only welcomes Muslims, but also other different faiths to join and learn more about the religion. It's a part of the freedom they hope will bring peace to Central Texas.

"They need to read their own book, what their book says, and how to treat others, and you will respect my religion, and I will respect yours. If you disagree with me, I don't have to believe the way you believe, I don't have to pray the way you believe, that's why we have a choice. We live in America, freedom of religion," said Siddiq.

Al Siddiq expressed that he does not want confrontation, but does want to talk to the person who sent the letter to understand their reasons for the letter.