NORWALK — When Lynn Flint returned to her car in the Webster Lot after a movie Saturday night, she and her husband were shocked to find hate literature tucked into their windshield.
“It was an anti-Muslim flyer. My husband read the first couple of lines and folded it up. He didn’t want to read any more than that when he realized what it was,” said Flint, a Westport resident. “This was frightening and from our point of view, very disturbing.”
Flint said that cars in the parking lot, located behind 50 Washington St., were “heavily leafleted” with the poorly-printed one page flyers, which in part read: “Allah is not God. He is an evil extraterrestrial who receives his power from your daily prayers.”
Police were contacted by another motorist who was also apparently disturbed by the literature.
“I didn’t call the police,” Flint said. “But I’m glad that people are being made aware of this.”
Police confirmed that they were contacted Saturday night and a report was filed concerning the flyers.
In an anti-immigration sentiment, the flyer states that when Muslims are in non-Muslim countries, such as the U.S., they lie for Allah about what immigration brings.
The flyers state that women should not leave their homes at night without a man or a gun “because the immigrants and their children have arrived.”
“Ban all immigrants NOW and send their families home,” the flyer states.
Farhan Memon, a board member with the Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk and chairperson of the Council of American-Islamic Relations-Connecticut, said he was “shocked and appalled” by the flyer’s contents.
“It’s disheartening to think that there are people in our community who are spreading this hateful message,” Memon said. “Violence against women is completely unjustifiable. Fourteen hundred years ago Islam enshrined the right of women to equality. There is a lot of misinformation about Islam out there and these types of flyers feed on that ignorance.”
In a similar incident in February, people in Norwalk, Wilton, Weston and Westport found white supremacist flyers littering their driveways and mailboxes.
“We must secure the existence of our race and a future for white children. MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN,” they read.