Happy Ramadan: Postal Worker Threatens To Destroy Muslim Mail

In a new incident of Islamophobia, a woman calling herself a postal employee threatens to destroy all mail bearing a Ramadan holiday stamp.

Postal Service Employee

A woman, going by the name of Catherine An Ray on Facebook, is under investigation by the U.S. Postal Service after she shared an Islamophobic post.

Commenting on a post by anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller, who was complaining about the use of new stamps commemorating the Muslim holiday Eid, Ray threatened to tamper with any mail that used the stamp.

Postal Worker Threatens

Tampering with mail or destroying it is considered a federal offense, according to Toni DeLancey, a spokesperson for the USPS. It can lead to termination for employees who refuse to deliver mail or cause a delay in the delivery time.

Ray’s Facebook account, which seems to have been removed or deactivated for the time being, shows several anti-Islam posts and also makes clear the fact that she is a staunch Donald Trump supporter, a presidential candidate who wants to ban all Muslims from the U.S.

Muslim holiday

“At this time we cannot confirm if the person involved in this matter is a postal employee. But we can assure you that the incident is being fully investigated and that the Postal Service will take whatever action is appropriate,” DeLancey said.

In the wake of the Orlando shootings and various other hate crimes and terrorist activities that have taken place around the world, negative sentiments toward Muslims have been on the rise.

Ray is just one of the many people who support the idea of keeping Muslims out of the country and sending them "back to where they came from," even though that is often the U.S. itself. 

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