A woman seeking to become the first Muslim mayor of a city in the US state of Minnesota has claimed receiving a death threat online, AL Jazeera reports.
Regina Mustafa, running for mayor in the city of Rochester, which is about 160km southeast of Minneapolis, said a threat to "execute" was made online by "Militia Movement" earlier this week.
"I have no way of knowing if the person is nearby or across the country," Mustafa told the Post-Bulletin.
On her Twitter page, Mustafa said: "It won't derail me. But any threats must be taken seriously. No one should feel threatened when wanting to serve their community in elected office."