Christie increases patrols after threats to Jewish and Muslim facilities
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TENAFLY — Gov. Chris Christie says patrols will be increased at religious facilities following recent threats.
The Republican also told a crowd at a Jewish community center in this that the state attorney general's office will offer a $10,000 reward for tips that lead to convictions.
Christie was joined at the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades by several other officials including Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker.
The center was the target of a bomb threat on Monday, the third it has fielded since January.
Jewish community centers and schools in at least a dozen states were also targets of bomb threats this past week, the fifth wave since January. A Missouri man was charged Friday in at least eight of the bomb threats.
Meanwhile, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is seeking an investigation of a threatening letter that was sent to a Jersey City mosque.
Masjid Al-Iman received the letter, which was postmarked from Sheffield, England, on Tuesday. The letter featured an illustration with the words "Muslim Slayer." It also said "you and your filthy kind will be beheaded."
The group says similar threatening notes were received in Maryland and Virginia earlier this week.
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