US cops investigate anti-Muslim messages at Iraqi apartment in Portland

  • AP, Westbrook
  • Updated: Aug 18, 2016 09:22 IST
An Iraqi man approached Maine Police in Portland after he found typewritten notes urging violence against Muslims. (Representative Photo/Reuters)

Police in Maine are investigating notes urging violence against Muslims found at an apartment complex where Iraqi residents live.

An Iraqi man approached police on Tuesday morning after finding a typewritten note saying “All Muslims are Terrorists should be Killed”.

Police canvassed the complex in Westbrook, just outside of Portland, and found a second identical note. They also were told that two other notes had been found by Iraqis living there.

Authorities say they don’t know if the threats are related to recent reports of 38-year-old Adnan Fazeli, an Iranian who came to Maine as a refugee in 2009, who was fighting for the Islamic State group when he was killed in Lebanon last year.

They say Fazeli had previously lived in the Westbrook apartment complex.

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