So, yes, I received a death threat on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, 2012.
It read as follows:
Fuck damn on you dirty shit,
you will be killed
curse on you all fucking jews
The subject line read:
you will be killed ass hole
It came from someone going by the name "saif El Islam" from this email address:
I contacted the Oakland police department and left a statement with an officer, but I do not believe that the local police have much interest or jurisdiction in this kind of a case. My only real intention in speaking with the local authorities was to get the ball rolling on this. I was hoping that they would point me toward a state or federal office that might be helpful, but they did not. I do not blame the local cops because this is not really a local crime.
Today I left messages with the San Francisco Anti-Defamation League office and the San Francisco FBI.
I am also told by our fellow blogger, Yoela Palkin, that I am not the only pro-Israel blogger or journalist to receive this particular threat from this particular person.
I will keep you guys updated as I learn more.