UK police investigate vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter

Vile 'punish a Muslim' points-scoring letter circulated across UK threatening to 'torture and butcher Muslims'
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10 March, 2018
UK police are investigating after a 'Punish a Muslim Day' letter was circulated calling for attacks against Muslims and mosques.
UK police are investigating letters being circulated to local residents across the country, notifying its recipients of a new scheme to "punish a Muslim".

The letter, which declares April 3 as "Punish a Muslim Day" details a point system for different ways to hurt Muslims, including throwing acid, ripping the hijab off a woman and "butchering" using "gun, knife, vehicle or otherwise" to score points accordingly.

Blowing up a Mosque was also on the points system, scoring 1,000 points.

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!"

The Queen’s court contact details were included at end of the letter.

The letters have been found in Bradford, East London and Yorkshire so far. 

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Bradford Moor, Riaz Ahmed said he received the letter on Friday morning.

He said the letter had his name and business address on it, targeting him and potentially other recipients directly, rather than just sending them out at random.

"My main concern is that it could get into the hands of other disaffected people in Bradford who just need that push to act. Some people may look at is at a sick joke. I don’t. I am alarmed by its content especially where it mentions acid because of all the recent reports in the media of acid attacks," he told local media.

Anti-hate crime group Tell Mama has urged recipients of the letter to handle it as minimally as possible and to to keep the envelope which is useful for police investigations.

"Those behind the malicious letters are trying to create fear within the Muslim communities and the threatening letter titled ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ may be part of a wider campaign of hate against Muslims," said Iman Atta, director of Tell Mama.