Refugee family threatened, forced to move from home in Arizona

Published 23.06.2016 17:37
Updated 23.06.2016 18:01

A Syrian refugee family of four who recently located to Tucson, Arizona received a hand written, hate filled note that was found taped to their apartment door.

The note was written in multiple colors and contained several different hateful phrases and threats, including "Go AWAY killers", "America hates Terrorist like you!", and "You do not respect AMERICA or what our contry stands for!"

The back of the note read "Shame on You terrorist. May our GOD forgive You since most People will not. Cowards!"

The family informed their apartment complex's management and the Tucson Police Department about the harshly phrased note.

Due to the incident, the family is staying with friends as they try and find a new place to call home.

Photo courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations."They are staying with another family of seven in the meantime," Liban Yousuf, Civil Rights Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Arizona, told Buzzfeed.

Despite being in a cramped situation, the family has chosen safety over comfort.

"These are people who are fleeing oppression and war, only to arrive here and have their safety threatened once again," Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR Arizona's Executive Director, said in a statement. "This threat has forced them to relocate and fear going back even to collect their belongings — clearly highlighting just how traumatizing this situation is for them."

The incident is currently being investigated by the Tucson Police Department but, according to their spokesperson, "no suspect has been identified."

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