| ||Ask HN: FBI showed up at my house this morning. What to do?|
29 points by abba_fishhead on Oct 11, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 36 comments |
|Some background: I'm a citizen of a Muslim-majority country who migrated to the US to seek political asylum after being jailed by my government and hounded with death threats for insulting Islam. I've been living in the US for a year now, and in that time I've continued speaking up against Islam, the Qur'an, and the Hadiths.|
Today 2 FBI special agents with badges showed up 7 a.m. in the morning, interviewed by neighbors and landlord, and finally spoke to me. This is roughly what they said:
"You're not in trouble. Based on uncorroborated sources, we have information that your life might be in danger from kidnapping by individuals with links to ISIL, and consequently your life is in danger. Try to reveal as little as possible about yourself to anyone or online, and move if possible. Here's my number: XXX-XXX XXXX."
What I'm worried about is that they're investigating me for other things and simply using a terrorist threat as a smokescreen.
How likely is it that they're telling the truth? I've informed no one about this except my lawyer. Also, should I be worried about my safety? I have a pretty big following online that follows me largely for my Islam-bashing posts (80k likes on FB, and it's even a verified account).
Should I also do anything now? I've never encountered this before, and I'm at a loss on how to react.
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