UK police are investigating the distribution of a ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letter sent to local residents across the country.
The letter, which announces the 3rd of April as ‘Punish a Muslim day’ features a points-based system detailing different ways to ‘punish a Muslim’ and points to be scored for different acts.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “The Met does not tolerate any form of hate crime. If anyone believes they have been a victim of such an offence we would encourage them to report it to police, so it can be fully investigated”.
UK organisation Tell MAMA which tackle anti-Muslim is working with the police said on Twitter: “We are working closely with the relevant police forces on this matter, which is being treated with utmost seriousness”.
The letter, which was sent out to a local business in East London, starts off with: “They have hurt you, they have made your loved ones suffer”, “What are you going to do about it?” “Are you a ‘sheep’ like the vast majority of the population”.
Follows on stating: “Sheep follow orders and are easily led, they are allowing the white majority nations of Europe and North America to become over-run by those who would like nothing more than to do us harm and turn our democracies into Sharia led police states”.
Finally, instructing recipients: “Only you can help turn this thing around, only you have the power. Do not be a sheep”.
It outlines that points varying between 10-2500 can be earned promises rewards for people who carry out the acts.
The hate acts mentioned include: ‘pulling the headscarf of a Muslim woman’, ‘butchering a Muslim using a knife, gun vehicle or otherwise’ ‘verbally abusing a Muslim’, ‘throwing acid in face of a Muslim’.
It looks like this is a wider issue than just London with reports coming from Yorkshire and the Midlands.
A spokesperson for the West Midlands Police said: “Police are investigating a number of reports of potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK. Officers are currently investigating the full circumstances.
Counter Terrorism Policing North East are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing enquiries.
Anyone with any concerns about a communication they may have received should contact their local police force”.