ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A threatening note that was mailed to the Islamic Society of Portland on Tuesday has many in the Muslim community on edge.
The note contained threatening and derogatory language. Stating, come August, things will never be the same and their blood will run through the streets.
"It is confusion it is fear all mixed into one" Omar Conteh said. "Why would a human being want to see or enjoy the experience of seeing the blood of other people run in the streets".
Conteh is the Outreach Director for the Islamic Center of Maine -- he said his group has received threats in the past, but nothing like this. Portland Police believe the letter may have come from overseas and the department is now working with postal inspectors to find the source. They said this type of conduct is completely unacceptable.
"That's not how we do business in the city of Portland, that's not how we live and we're not going to stand for it" Portland Police chief Michael Sauschuck said.
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