South Florida Islamic school, mosque targeted

Posted at 8:49 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 08:49:36-05

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in South Florida are investigating two separate incidents in which an Islamic school was spray pained 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."

Authorities are investigating.

The Islamic Center of Palm Beach was damaged by vandalism on Dec. 4.  A suspect, Joshua Killets, 27, was later arrested in that case.