FBI investigating threats made against local mosque

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saturday a major mosque in St. Louis County says FBI officials are looking into threats made against members in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings.  The threat was made via message that was left on voicemail.

FOX’s George Sells got a chance to listen to the message and the frustrations of Muslims in the St. Louis area, following the terrorist mass shooting in San Bernardino California.

The message was left on the answering machine at the Islamic Center of Greater St. Louis.  Finding the caller wasn't tough, he left his Byrnes Mill address.

Members of the mosque also say at least one individual who attends the mosque has been threatened at home.

This is the latest round of backlash in the wake of the mass shooting in San Bernardino.  Many here are frustrated by the fact they even feel a need to call a news conference to address something they have no tie to, 1,800 miles away.

Asif Umar is the Imam at the mosque; he was born and raised St. Louis, and says people like him are living in fear for no good reason.

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