ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. (PIX11) — Police are investigating after a Rockland County legislator received a threatening Photoshopped picture of himself.
Aron Wieder (D-Spring Valley) told LoHud that he received a letter postmarked from Monsey to his county office.
Inside was a photo with Wieder’s head superimposed on a hostage’s body, about to beheaded by an ISIS militant.
“I opened the letter and I was completely shocked. I literally had shivers running down my spine,” Wieder said. “It’s meant to intimidate and to shock. If it’s someone who is sympathetic toward ISIS or someone who is hateful toward the Orthodox community is no matter, it’s equally disgusting.”
Law enforcement officials are working with the FBI to track down who sent the letter.
“The Jewish Future Alliance is deeply concerned for the safety of Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder after a photoshopped picture of him about to be beheaded by ISIS was mailed to his county office,” Rabbi Yaacov Behrman said in a statement. “Whoever did this must be held accountable for their actions. I commend the local authorities, who have said that they are taking this despicable act seriously.”
Wieder says he’s been looking over his shoulder ever since he received the letter.
“I lock my doors at night, but life goes on and you hope for the best. You have to have full confidence in law enforcement,” he told LoHud.
The terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the beheading of 5 Westerners in graphic video messages over the past year.