Saturday, December 20, 2014

Chasidic Rockland Legislator Hit By ISIS Hate Mail

A Rockland County lawmaker and Chasidic Jew claims to have received a chilling piece of hate mail a Photoshopped image of his head atop an Islamic State captive about to be beheaded.

Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder said he got the frightening mail on Monday, and has notified police. The image shows Weider’s face on the body of a man dressed in orange, kneeling in the desert before a knife-wielding Islamic State fighter. The scene appears similar to ones seen in terror videos that showed journalists and an aid worker who were beheaded. Wieder’s name appeared in English text below Arabic writing.

Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco said authorities are taking the threat seriously, and it is under investigation with the police department as well as their joint terrorism task force.

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