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Ahlquist Family Told to 'Get out of RI' in Threatening Letter

A piece of hate mail threatening rape and ordering Ahlquist to "get out of RI" was posted on Twitter and is now circulating on several Atheist Web sites.

A photo of the letter has been removed from this article after a request.

"We know where he works, what kind of cars you have and the plate numbers of the cars. Get the [expletive] out of RI."

That was part of a threatening letter sent to Jessica Ahlquist recently.

Ahlquist, the junior who was the plaintiff in the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the school district over the prayer banner that hanged in the auditorium at her school, posted an image of the hate mail on Twitter last night.

The letter warns of sexual assault, taunting Ahlquist that a group of "crusaders" have a betting pool going to see who "gets you first."

"The cops will not watch you forever," it stated. "We will get you good."

The letter continues: "Maybe you will gang-banged before we throw you out of one of our cars. [sic]"

Ahlquist since deleted the Twitter post, but an image of the letter has begun circulating widely on pro-atheist websites.

Police are investigating.

Ahlquist in the wake of the earlier this year ordering the school district to remove the prayer banner, ending a long legal fight that sparked a passionate community-wide debate.

Those taunts, some coming from fellow high school students, threatened violence and rape and led to a handful of suspensions and disciplinary actions.

Cranston Police set up a police detail outside the Ahlquist house and she was transported to and from several school events and meetings by police.

Police are investigating the most recent hate mail.

In an interview earlier this year, t.

Portions of the letter have been blurred to censor expletives.

For the history and background of the prayer banner issue, scour our extensive archive of the past two years' coverage by clicking HERE.

Ed April 15, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Just have to say that if they did move out of RI this nonsense would end... In this state anyway...
MoonBeamWatcher April 15, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Good on you "Joe The Plumber" and Robert Riggi! This can never die an honorable death . . . but like the name Ahiquist "Family" will live on in infamy . . . I expect that the "Free Education" will worth exactly what she paid and that Ms. O'Hare will be on hand to great her when her days are threw on Earth.
Jim April 15, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Ed..... That was perhaps the most ridiculous post yet.... no, it WAS the most ridiculous!
MoonBeamWatcher April 15, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Have 2 words for you Jim, and it isn't "Hello Federal!"
Ed April 15, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Jim... The bottom line is that truer words were never spoken. Whether you accept that or not is a personal issue.
Ed April 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Also, I just figure that if they bring this traveling show of ignorance somewhere which it would be more acceptable, you wouldn't cost the taxpayers for protection....
STFU!! April 16, 2012 at 09:36 AM
I'LL Drive the Truck that moves the whiny aclu puppet and her family of trouble makers to were ever they want to go maybe they should STFU get it? ps God Bless You Jessica..................................Atheist hate when u say that it's like throwing holy water on a vampire lol
Ed April 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Packing the truck would take under 5 minutes with all the help you would get....
Robin Lionheart April 18, 2012 at 02:42 PM
There he goes again. Joe the Liar has gone from saying atheists making up 0.5% of our society, to 0.7%, and now “less than one percent”. He repeats his phony statistics, over and over, ad nauseam, week after week. His source, the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, actually says on its front page that: “Based on their stated beliefs rather than their religious identification in 2008, 70% of Americans believe in a personal God, roughly 12% of Americans are atheist (no God) or agnostic (unknowable or unsure), and another 12% are deistic (a higher power but no personal God).”* Joe doesn’t like this result, since he “take[s] great comfort” in considering atheists to be a “negligible minority”. So for weeks, Joe misrepresented ARIS’s results, vilifying “militant atheist pseudo intellectuals representing that 0.7% of our society” and so forth. Though we’ve exposed his distortion several times, Joe persists in lying with statistics, perhaps hoping we’ll get tired of correcting him. Joe sanctimoniously calls atheists “denizens of immorality”, but his hatemongering disinformation campaign shows how Christianity has not instilled good morals in him. Of course, percentages don’t matter; we must respect your civil rights, even if you’re a minority of 0.001%. * <http://commons.trincoll.edu/aris/files/2011/08/ARIS_Report_2008.pdf>
Robin Lionheart April 18, 2012 at 02:49 PM
It's disappointing to hear you espouse such ignorant view of atheist morality, Fred. Why would atheists choose the primitive, barbaric morality of eye‐for‐an‐eye infidel‐stoning slave‐owning Bronze Age Hebrews, when we have thousands of years of ethical thought by the best philosophical minds in the world to choose from?
cbr April 18, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Wow i am saddened by all the hate here. Maybe you should all move.
STFU!! April 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Not hate just avg Christians tired of being pooped on by Atheist Muslims politicians TV Shows News networks etc. Jesus told taught us to forgive but he also said and eye for and eye. If people want to be Atheist so be it but stop making rude remarks posters pictures tv shows that degrade what we hold sacred Muslims would cut off your head if Atheist said anything derogatory bout Allah like it or not this country was founded on Christianity and is 80% Christian so ofcourse your going to see alot of Christian symbols from years ago before we became so politically correct but when u say my god offends u it offends me unless its something that condems your believe or demands u become ateist i think all u sobs are looking for is drama and attention if there was something on a wall that had to do with ateisum 70 years ago that encouraged kids i wouldn't be whining that it offended me i may not agree with your atheist sign but i would respect your beliefs and not ask u to remove a 73 old donated gift.
Tim April 18, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Robin, I too was surprised by the professor's absurd comments about atheism and morality, but had decided to let them pass until you jumped in. The works of philosophers David Hume, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and A. J. Ayer provide a good representation of evolving (western) moral thought over the last 300 years, and their moral contructs don't depend one bit on religion. About the Professor's parting snide remark, "Getting rid of religion is simply never going to happen. Get over it," let me say this. Atheists have no more interest in getting rid of religionists than in getting rid of palm readers or alchemists. We just don't want their dogma, ritual, and superstitions in our public schools or government.
LlamaLove April 23, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Just becuase some atheists decide to bully their way through these conversations doesn't mean all atheists are like that. Never stereotype an entire group of people, its incredibly disrespectful. You act as if there are no bullying comments anywhere else on the internet, but this stuff happens everywhere, you just decided to crawl out of your hole at the wrong time. Get over it or complain to your therapist if you feel the need to vent pointlessly like this.
Ed April 23, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Look here, we now have another ignorant and aggressive atheist that stepped forward, complete with cocky comments... That is the problem when you believe the world is square...
Thomas Murray June 23, 2012 at 08:37 AM
If you want to be Atheist that's your problem but why do you have to push it on the rest of us by making us take down public prayer muriels and praying in school together like its some kind of embarrassment. If you don't wanna say Under God in the pledge thats your choice but don't FORCE us to do it too !!! When I was in 3rd Grade in school My ENTIRE CLASS used to PRAY together before lunch time. Now this Atheist Evil Satanic BITCH Jessica Alhquist and her group of Satanic Demons are trying to ruin everybody else's religion. Well you know what Jessica KISS OUR ASS.
hello64 September 19, 2012 at 02:35 PM
If you want to be Christian that's your problem but why do you have to push it on the rest of us by making look at public prayer murals and being atheist together like its some kind of embarrassment. If you wanna say Under God in the pledge thats your choice but don't FORCE us to do it too !!! When I was in 3rd Grade in school My ENTIRE CLASS was made to say "Under God" in the pledge, even if we didn't believe in God. Now this Christian Jesus-Dick-Sucking BITCH Thomas Murray and his group of extreme fundamentalists are trying to force their religion onto everybody else. Well you know what Thomas KISS OUR ASS.
Ed September 20, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Hello64 .... If you go to church and pray like 99.99% of America does, you will be relieved of all your anger.... God Bless you...
Carl Saveus October 16, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Well Professor,... I think History and Philosophy are not your subjects. In one stroke of your pen, so to speak, and to oblivion went all the stoics, who among other things, lived more than three centuries before the Christ cult, and who gave us great works on morals and ethics. No much else is needed to be said about later developments in man´s evolution of ideas (read HUMANISM).
Carl Saveus October 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Ed,... prayer is as useless as grasping shadows. Read the Templeton´s Fundation prayer study (STEP) from 2006, led by an apologist Harvard professor, talk about killing your own gold egg goose!
Robert E October 16, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Glad to see all these good loving christians on here spewing their hate again and then claiming moral superiority. So much for Jesus and turn the other cheek and love your enemies.
Robert E October 16, 2012 at 02:56 PM
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Matthew 5:38-39 You might want to try actually reading your bible and not just misquoting it to fit your needs Jesus never advocated an eye for an eye.
Robert E October 16, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Yes keep your prayers in church where they belong and out of the schools I'm glad to see you agree with this.
Ed October 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Robert, My point exactly, when they took prayer out of the classroom, look at what happened? Today's youth is out of control. Now, if prayer were back in the classroom the youth of today would be a much more sound, secure, and confident group... not to mention with a rational line of thinking that doesn't exsist today. That is my point, totally accurate, history proves that!
Ed October 16, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Carl, it builds character, I know you realize that even though you fight it!!!
Ed October 16, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Robert.. Only you could make a helping hand look like hate. You really have to lighten up..
Robin Lionheart October 16, 2012 at 11:04 PM
@Ed You’re claiming 99.99% of America goes to church and prays? That statistic’s even less credible than Joe the Plumber. When you say students are “out of control” because “they took prayer out of the classroom”, what do you mean? Violence? Drunk driving? Abortion? Drugs? Teenagers in school were doing all of those before 1963. But back then, no one wanted to talk about it, that’s all.
Ed October 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM
No Robin... You can twist things around anyway you choose, but you're still wrong as always. What I'm saying is very simple, there is 00.01% of society that tries to push down their values to the rest of society. In this case what you believe in falls into that category, period. Only comfort to you is the fact that your 00.01% is vocal in the way society should be. Thank God the percentage is small or we would really be in turmoil!!!
Robert E October 16, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Ed if you consider threatening and trying to run a 17 year old girl out of town a helping hand you are one twisted individual. If Christ wre to return today you would crucify him again because he would not fit your twisted view of Christianty.
Robin Lionheart October 17, 2012 at 12:04 AM
@Ed: Me: “You’re claiming 99.99% of America goes to church and prays? That statistic’s even less credible than Joe the Plumber.” Ed: “You can twist things around anyway you choose, but you're still wrong as always. What I'm saying is very simple, there is 00.01% of society that tries to push down their values to the rest of society.” Oh, so sorry I accidentally twisted your words, let me quote you directly instead: “If you go to church and pray like 99.99% of America does...” Hm. Seems I didn’t actually twist your words at all, but you just did, twisting your statement about going to church and praying into something about “pushing down values”. By the way, just last week, a Pew poll found our fastest growing religious demographic, Nones, have grown to 20% (not 0.01%). That’s 1 in 5 Americans. And growing, while your religion is shrinking.

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