Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Racist letter campaign targets Muslim lawmakers in UK

Racist letter campaign targets Muslim lawmakers in UK

Speaking in the Commons yesterday, Monday, March 12, Mr Streeting asked the government to implement police visits after households across the United Kingdom, including east London, reported receiving a letter inciting violence against Muslims on April 3, which the letter called Punish a Muslim Day.

The MPs were also sent packages with a "suspicious substance" inside.

"Everyone is safe and well; one member of my Westminster team was checked over at the hospital as a precaution", he wrote.

Rupa Huq, the MP for Ealing Central and Acton, was the latest to receive the letter today, after copies were reportedly opened by staff for Rushanara Ali (Bethnal Green and Bow) and Mohammad Yasin (Bedford).

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"This government wants to give a strong message to Muslim people across this country... we are committed to their safety and security", said Victoria Atkins, a Home Office Minister, in Parliament following an urgent question from Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi in Parliament calling for clarity on the government's strategy for tackling the rising issue of Islamophobia.

The letter incites verbal abuse and assaults on Muslims, as well as attacks on mosques, declaring April 3 as "Punish a Muslim Day".

Other acts include 50 points for throwing acid in a Muslim person's face, 100 points for beating up a Muslim, and 250 points for torturing a Muslim using electrocution, skinning or use of a rack.

The "love a Muslim" poster also features a reward system including 10 points for smiling at a Muslim to 2500 points for buying a Muslim family a Hajj package.

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They confirmed they had received one from Leicester and one from the West Midlands. It said: "Are you a sheep like the vast majority of the population? They are allowing the white-majority nations of Europe and North America to become overrun by those who would like nothing more than to do us harm and to turn our democracies into sharia-led police states". "Only you can turn this thing around", it continues. "Do not be a sheep!" "These letters seek to cause fear and offence among our Muslim communities".

They added: "We are aware of a potential situation involving a suspicious substance which the Met Police are investigating".

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