ATLANTA – Just days after the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church property was defaced and defiled by the placing of Confederate battle flags on its property, church leaders told the U.S. Department of Justice that someone or a group has emailed threatening hate emails littered with racially-tinged insults.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now probing into the matter to find the culprit of these two incidents at the church on the famed Auburn Avenue corridor that Martin Luther King Jr. and Martin Luther King Sr. once preached.
Most of the email was far too graphic to include in this report, however, but did include the following threats and demeaning language:
“…how many black people have whites killed? I’ll tell you, 0, none, Nada. In fact, whites commit so few crimes that the powers that be have to put the Hispanic community in with the white community to prove that whites commit crime. Whites don’t, and have never committed serious crimes, or any crimes against blacks. However, blacks are 9 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then whites against blacks, and blacks, at an average rape 100 white women a day in the U.S. so why should you worry about a little thing like the Confederate flag.”
The email, of course, also targeted the venerated Martin Luther King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 60’s, even using MLK’s birth name in denigrating his contributions to the advancement of human rights:
“Martin (Michael) Luther King is right now in the Lake of Fire. What you need to do is to stop your communism (which is a Jewish government system, and Martin (Michael) Luther King was a communist), and just face facts. God’s people Israel which are the white Caucasian, Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, are going to be victorious. Their kinsman redeemer Jesus Christ is coming to restore all things, and lead his people to victory. The Confederate flag will rise again, and you can’t prevent it.”
The Department of Justice is reportedly investigating this matter as a hate crime, much in the way the FBI said it would in the case of the two white men who were videotaped placing Confederate Flags on the property, which sits adjacent The King Center. The feds are investigating instead of local police because The King Center and adjacent property are federal landmarks.