Threats to two Pinellas County mosques being investigated

In the hours after the terrorist attacks, millions prayed for Paris. In Pinellas County, one man decided to send a different message.

"I was in disbelief, I was like is this a joke," said Hatem Jaber of the Islamic Society of St Petersburg.

Jaber had to listen to the voice mail three times before he realized just how serious it was. This is just part of the message:

 

"We are tired of your (expletive) and I (expletive) personally have a militia that is going to come down to your Islamic Society of Pinellas County and firebomb you and shoot whoever is there in the head. I don't care if they are (expletive) two-years-old or 100."

Jaber, who says his grandfather came to America from the middle east before World War I, describes the message as more than just a hate crime.

"This is a terrorist act, whenever you strike fear in the hearts of people, this is a terrorist act," Jaber said.

Another message was left for the Islamic Society of Pinellas County. The caller making it clear they weren't alone.

"You're not the only mosque getting this call so don't feel as if it's prejudice, everybody's getting this call tonight."

St. Petersburg police confirmed they have added extra patrols around the mosque on the south side of the city. The FBI and the Department of Justice also are investigating.

The Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR, is asking for the caller to be charged with a hate crime.

At one point the caller even identifies himself and tells the mosques to report him.

"Come find me please. Please report me."

Jaber says it's ironic because the man sounds exactly like the terrorists he hates.

"It's a sickness. If you can kill a two-year-old or have thoughts of killing a two-year-old, you should not be on a public street," Jaber said.

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