OAK CREEK — The Oak Creek Police Department has completed a preliminary investigation into the anti-Muslim sign which was posted at the Woodman’s grocery store located at 8131 S. Howell Avenue.
As a result of this investigation, a suspect has been identified.
Oak Creek’s police chief tells FOX6 News because this is a First Amendment issue, no charges will be filed by the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.
The note was posted inside the main entrance on a wall with community posters and advertisements, and addressed to Muslims. It said: “Dress, speak, conform to USA standards, or don`t come to the USA. Or get out.”
It was signed, “The people.”
Police spoke with the individual who posted the sign, and that person said it was aimed at radical Islamists and not the general Muslim population.
“I think that is offensive. Especially here in Oak Creek, after everything that happened with the (Sikh) Temple and the controversy,” a customer said.
On August 5th, 2012, six people were murdered at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin — just up the road from the Woodman’s store in Oak Creek. Wade Page, a white supremacist eventually turned the gun on himself.
Woodman’s officials said they were unaware the note had been posted, and it was immediately taken down and ripped up when FOX6 News brought it to their attention.
The Oak Creek Police Department has determined that the public is not in any danger of any threat implied by the message on this sign.