Langley RCMP is continuing their investigation into the threatening letter received by The Islamic Center in Langley City on August 26th.
Investigators have engaged the BC Hate Crime Unit and INSET (Integrated National Security Enforcement Team) to collaborate and are endeavouring to identify the author of the note and following all investigative avenues in this investigation.
Staff Sergeant Loi Ly, Langley RCMP Investigative Services Commander,
It is concerning when something like this happens in the community. We are engaging all the appropriate resources and developing further investigative strategies as well as working closely with the leadership of the Langley Islamic Center. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated.
Officers will continue to work with the leadership of the Islamic Center to address safety concerns and develop strategies going forward.
If anyone has information that might assist with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.
Langley Islamic Centre Official Statement:
We are shaken by a deeply concerning violent threat that was directed towards our beautiful community in Langley BC.
The letter received, produced below, is meant to directly threaten members of the Langley Muslim community. The letter clearly stated a reference to the Christchurch Mosque Attack.
We are in touch with law enforcement, and are urging that this incident is investigated in a hate-motivated angle.
Our community should not have to congregate in fear. This should not be happening.
But we will not be intimidated.
We are available for comment. Please direct media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to speak to local congregations and leaders.