[UK] Police investigate ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters received across UK

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Police investigate ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters received across UK

A SICKENING point-scoring system for throwing acid at Muslims and bombing mosques has been sent out in threatening letters.

DISTURBING letters calling for organised attacks on Muslims with a pointscoring system have been sent to homes across the UK.

Counter-terrorism police are now investigating the campaign which is calling for a day of violence and abuse on April 3 — called “Punish a Muslim Day”.

The letters, which some social media users have uploaded pictures of, lists a range of ways to attack Muslims with a corresponding point-scoring system.

The actions include throwing acid in the face of a Muslim, torturing adherents of the faith with electrocution, pulling women’s headscarves off and even bombing a mosque.

Muslims in London, Yorkshire and the Midlands have reported receiving the letter that calls for attacks.

The letter reads: “They have hurt you, they have made your loved ones suffer.

“They have caused you pain and heartache. What are you going to do about it?”

It adds: “Only you can help turn this thing around, only you have the power. Do not be a sheep!”

Tell MAMA, a project that monitors Islamophobic hate crimes in the UK, said a photo of an envelope suggests at least one of the notes was dealt with at a Sheffield sorting office.

However mystery surrounds who is behind the poster.

Those who came across it claim that imagery on the poster references a group called The Last Soldiers of Christ.

Iman Atta, the project’s director, told Sky News: “This has caused quite a lot of fear within the community. They are asking if they are safe, if their children are safe to play outdoors.

“We have told them to keep calm.”

“We are working closely with the relevant police forces on this matter which is being treated with the utmost seriousness.

“It is essential that all letters and envelopes are kept and handled minimally to preserve evidence for the police to investigate.

“Incidents like this are rare but we urge vigilance and calm as we remind Muslim communities that our confidential support service is available to assist in this matter.”

She later told The Sun that those behind the malicious letters are trying to create fear within the Muslim communities and the threatening letter may be part of a wider campaign of hate against Muslims.

“Tell MAMA documented last year how the so-called ‘Muslim Slayer’ targeted mosques in parts of London and the United States in 2017 with similar threats, and in some cases, with non-toxic white powder,” she said.

“The letter calls for a day of violence against Muslims. So the impact is wider and should always be taken into account in sentencing of perpetrators.”

A West Yorkshire Police released a statement in response saying: “Counter Terrorism Policing North East are co-ordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing inquiries.”
 

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Anybody found sharing these lists should be charged or placed on a terror watch list,this is no different to what the nut cases on the other side aka ISIS do.

Both of them ignorant brainwashed bigots too useless to compete fairly.
 
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The letter is so crude that I wonder if it actually originated in a mind like that of Radical hate preacher Anjem Choudary or one of his 35 000 partners in hate crime.
 

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Anybody found sharing these lists should be charged or placed on a terror watch list,this is no different to what the nut cases on the other side aka ISIS do.

Both of them ignorant brainwashed bigots too useless to compete fairly.
This. These people are terrorists. They must be found and dealt with asap.
 

xrapidx

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We need an arena where we can have all radicals fight to the death... when one group remains, fill the arena with water.
 

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I want to wait to see where the letter "came from". not saying it's disinformation, but it could be, not like we haven't seen that before.
 

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Dozens hit out at ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ by forming human chain around mosque

Nearly 100 people have formed a human chain outside a mosque in Newcastle to fight against racism and Islamophobia.

Members of Citizens UK are standing in solidarity with Muslims on a day which encourages violence against members of the religion.

Tyne and Wear Citizens, the local branch of Citizens UK, say they are ‘spreading love, not hate’ on ‘Punish a Muslim’ day. Police are investigating after sick documents were sent to people up and down the country warning them of a ‘Punish a Muslim’ day on April 3. The letters boast of horrific ‘rewards’ if people carry out attacks on Muslims, including torture, burning down mosques and throwing acid in peoples’ faces.

Many women were warned to hide their hijabs and not walk alone in response to these threats, while families were urged to lock their doors and be careful when out and about. But in the face of these threats, many people have been showing their solidarity with Muslims as Brits unite to fight against racism.

And in a show of strength and unity, close to 100 members of Tyne and Wear Citizens joined forces outside Newcastle Central Mosque today. On Twitter the group posted: ‘Spreading love not hate, building bridges not walls.’ Matthew Guest, author and sociologist of religion at Durham University, wrote: Great to be part of human chain of solidarity stretching around Newcastle Central Mosque.

‘Citizens standing together against racism & Islamophobia.’ Elsewhere throughout the country, new letters were sent encouraging a ‘Love a Muslim’ day. The letters promised rewards if anyone smiled or threw flowers at Muslims – while 2,500 points were on offer if a family was bought a trip to Mecca.

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I see it is a mixed group of people. There are Hindus, Muslims and people from the normal public not only Muslims, but hay I stand corrected!

Thanks!
Even better, love seeing everyone United.
 
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