Army major arrested for threatening to kill Muslims
The incident started in the afternoon when two open packages of bacon were found at one of the entrance doors of the Masjid Al-Madina mosque on Pittman Grove Church Road in Raeford.
It was considered an insult, because Muslims are prohibited from consuming pork products…
Later in the evening officials said the driver of [a] Chevrolet Tahoe, 36-year-old Russell Thomas Langford of Fayetteville, returned and made death threats against members of the mosque. Langford is assigned to the G3 unit of the U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg.
Following the incident, an official at the mosque told ABC11 a man armed with a gun “threatened violence” and also tried to run over someone in the parking lot.
“He tried to run me over … it’s sad – we bring children here,” said Mohammed Tareen a member at the mosque.