EXCLUSIVE: NYPD investigates Facebook threats to Brooklyn Muslim advocate

EXCLUSIVE: NYPD investigates Facebook threats to Brooklyn Muslim advocate,  Linda Sarsour

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Cops are investigating threats against Linda Sarsour, seen at a Times Square pro-Muslim rally on Sunday.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a social media threat against a popular Brooklyn Muslim advocate in which a man asked his Facebook friends for the woman’s address so he could “spit in her face,” officials said Tuesday.

“This b—h is in Brooklyn,” the poster, identified on Facebook as Glenn Maccioli, said about Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who is also the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. She was one of the main organizers of the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., that followed President Trump’s inauguration. “Anyone know where? I would like to spit in her face,” Maccioli posted.

The poster made his threat in a comment on an article about Sarsour calling Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu two “bigoted peas in a hateful pod.”

The article was posted on the Bay Ridge Talk Facebook page on Friday.

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After several Facebook posters gave him spots in Bay Ridge where Sarsour lives and has an office so he could look for her, Maccioli promised to make good on his threat — and invited everyone to watch.

A Facebook user posting under the name Glenn Maccioli threatened 'spit in (Sarsour's) face.'

A Facebook user posting under the name Glenn Maccioli threatened ‘spit in (Sarsour’s) face.’

“If I get the address I will tell you all where and when,” he wrote. “That’s my word.”

Visitors to the Bay Ridge Talk page thought Maccioli was joking.

“I am sure he is kidding,” said poster Annie O’Brien.

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Sarsour, however, disagreed, and reported the posts to police.

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Sarsour heads the Arab American Association of New York.

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The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force has opened an aggravated harassment investigation into the threats.

No arrests have been made.

Attempts to reach Maccioli were unsuccessful.

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