Images of the note, which contains a list of violent acts alongside a number of claims of why they were executed, have been widely shared online. The note incites verbal abuse and assaults on Muslims, as well as attacks on mosques. It asks people to carry out violent acts including verbal abuse, removing a woman’s hijab or head-scarf, physical assault and using acid as a weapon. These were ranked using a points-based system, with the letter stating: “There will be rewards based on action taken.” Police said they have a couple of letters that will be analyzed to determine their origin.
'Punish a Muslim Day' - we continue to receive reports of letters received from across the country. Now into double figures. Please report them into us at Tell MAMA or to 101. We are working with police forces on this malicious campaign. pic.twitter.com/4bph2RVBcvMarch 10, 2018
Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks), a project that monitors Islamaphobic 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. "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," said Iman Atta from Tell MAMA. The group said it had received reports of people in Bradford, Leicester, London, Cardiff and Sheffield receiving the letters. This article was first published on banglatribune.com
*Statement Re “Punish a Muslim” Hate Mail* People in Bradford and in other parts of the country have... https://t.co/YNV3SG7BfZ— Naz Shah MP (@NazShahBfd) March 10, 2018