And, CAIR has come to her rescue.
Update April 29: No arrests yet, but 200 women leaders have condemned the act.
CAIR-NJ Calls on FBI to Probe Death Threat Targeting Family of Muslim Congressional Candidate
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/22/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on state law enforcement authorities and the FBI to probe a death threat targeting the family of Muslim congressional candidate Amani al-Khatahtbeh.***
On the evening of April 21, Al-Khatahtbeh reportedly received a phone call from an unknown number threatening to kill her and her family. She received the threat shortly after a virtual town hall she hosted on Instagram.
The caller said in part: “Your parents live at [address]. I will f**king kill them and. . .I will torture them and feed them bacon and f**king pork…As soon as you get off the phone, I’ll f**king go to his house…“Ni**er, you’re Muslim, you f**king ugly Arab Muslim. You terrorist.”
In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:
“The chilling death threat exemplifies how Muslim candidates are especially targeted during election cycles.
“We know Islamophobia follows election cycles and is often exacerbated and amplified by the negative rhetoric of political leaders.
“At a time in which our nation is facing an alarming rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism, it is sadly no surprise to see such horrific calls.
These death threats have become all too common for Muslim candidates, but we must not allow ourselves to be numbed by their frequency.
“Political leaders must denounce such hatred in order to protect the safety of Muslim Americans and all minority communities.”
***Inspired by the success of her role model, Rep. Ilhan Omar, she is running against longtime Democrat incumbent Frank Pallone in the Sixth Congressional District.
In 2018 Rutgers graduate Al-Khatahtbeh explained how bad she has had it in New Jersey as a Muslim woman.
By the way, when you put yourself out there, expect blow back. I recently got a hate mail letter in my post office box—the author said he was going to rape me and sue me for being a Nazi. It was unclear from the letter which punishment would be meted out first!
Would someone keep an eye on this story. Just search for her name every few days and see if any additional news turns up. Let’s see if someone is arrested for making a death threat.