"I did not expect to be targeted by hate groups or groups affiliated with 'White Nationalism,' but I was," he said. "I have contacted the police. One of them is a Peterborough resident and he made a threat. Last night it was very difficult to sleep."
Peterborough Police have not responded to a request for comment about whether they received information from Rousselle about the alleged threats, and whether they will investigate. Rousselle said he has not yet received a response from Peterborough Police.
He declined to offer additional details about the alleged threats, saying he is more focused on the effort to help the Muslim community.
"This fundraiser has become a full time job and I just do not have any more time right now to spend on it," he said. "Sincerely sorry. As you know, I am, in the end, much more concerned about the safety and sense of security of our Muslim brothers and sisters."