The Latino community in Iowa have been hard by the murder of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts. It seems as if the target against Latinos — especially in that state — has grown considerably because Mollie’s killer is an undocumented immigrant. While conservatives have been using her murder as a way to heighten President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration/anti-Latino agenda even further, there’s been a beautiful silver-lining in this tragic ordeal.
Mollie’s family has come out in full support of Latinos. They are the ones proclaiming that her murder isn’t the result of immigration, border walls, or because of all Latinos. However, some people are still saying otherwise, which is why Latinos in Iowa continue to live in fear and they have a good reason for it.
Phone calls using Mollie Tibbetts' death to promote white nationalist messages are being paid for by a white supremacist behind previous anti-Semitic robocall campaigns.https://t.co/sbYPM0aKzm via @DMRegister
— Oren Segal (@orensegal) August 30, 2018
On Tuesday, at around, 8 p.m., a robocall was placed in the state of Iowa that clearly was a threat against Latinos. Here’s a transcript of the recording:
“The body of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts was found in a corn field after she was stabbed to death by an invader from Mexico. A biological hybrid of white and savage Aztec ancestors, who also killed with knives during their mass human sacrifices on top of pyramids they didn’t build. Some relatives of Mollie Tibbetts are implying that despite having been murdered by a non-white, savage intruder, she would still support the invasion of America by a brown horde currently at a staggering 58 million. But you know in your heart they are wrong. If after her life has now been brutally stolen from her, she could be brought back to life for just one moment and asked, ‘What do you think now?’ Mollie Tibbetts would say, ‘Kill them all.’ We don’t have to kill them all, but we do have to deport them all. The Aztec hybrids, known as Mestizos, are low-IQ, bottom-feeding savages, and is why the country they infest are crime-ridden failures. That’s now America’s fate too unless we re-found America as whites-only and get rid of them now! Every last one! This message paid for by The Road To Power dot com.”
The voice of the caller is even scarier. You can listen to the entire recording here. The people behind the message — The Road To Power dot com — is a Neo-Nazi podcast.
Yesterday evening, members of the Latino community along with leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) gathered outside the statehouse in Iowa to bring attention to this racist and threatening tactic and also to show support to Mollie’s family.
“As long as we can get the people to support us, the overall community, we can stop the hate,” Joe Henry of Des Moines, a regional vice president of LULAC, according to Iowa radio. “If we can stop this right now, if people will be speaking up, if good people will do the right thing — from local officials to people at their churches — then we can stop this hateful type of behavior, but we have to do it now before it gets any bigger,” Henry said.
At noon today, City of #DesMoines staff received reports of a hate message spray-painted on Bloomfield Road. By 2 p.m., city staff had removed the message. #NotInOurCity @YourRightsDSM https://t.co/KIJeF9iYyy pic.twitter.com/iNRuDc76LX
— City of Des Moines (@DesMoinesGov) August 30, 2018
There’s was also an instant of vandalism aimed at the Latino community which showed the words “Deport Illegals”, but city leaders in Des Moines painted over it quickly.