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‘I Will Destroy You As A Race’: Milwaukee Synagogue Receives Threatening Call

A synagogue in suburban Milwaukee called police after receiving a threatening voicemail pledging to “destroy” them, local TV station WISN reported Tuesday.

The call to The Shul Bayside, which came from a local area code, arrived at 2:30 in the morning on August 19. Some of the threats on the call reportedly included “You think you’re so (expletive) tough” and “I will destroy you. I will destroy you, individually. I will destroy you as a race.”

The Shul, which is affiliated with the Chabad movement, also called police on Monday over a mysterious package, which turned out to have been an Amazon delivery ordered by the congregation.

Police are investigating the phone call as a misdemeanor, WISN reported. The Shul declined to comment to the station.

Also this week, the roof of the Milwaukee Jewish Day School collapsed, a week before the start of the school year. The local fire department is still reportedly investigating the cause.

Aiden Pink is the deputy news editor of the Forward. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @aidenpink


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