Counter-terrorism officers launch investigation after West Yorkshire Police discover ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters
Police are investigating a possible hate crime after reports that anti-Islamic letters were posted across the country.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed it had around six reports of letters advertising “Punish a Muslim Day”.
Islamophobic ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters condemned as counter-terror police investigate
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has condemned those behind a series of Islamophobic letters that have reportedly been delivered to addresses across the country.
The letters, headlined “Punish a Muslim Day”, appear to incite violence against Muslims and are being investigated by counter-terrorism police.
In a tweet, Mr Javid called reports of the letters “disturbing” and said “we will do everything in our power to tackle those who spread hate”.
‘Punish a Muslim day’ letters probed by terror police
Letters encouraging recipients to take part in “Punish a Muslim Day” have reportedly been sent to addresses across the country.
Images of the A4 notes, which contain a list of violent acts alongside a number of points for performing them, have been widely shared online.
They have prompted a chorus of condemnation, with campaigners and MPs describing them as “disturbing”.
Counter-terrorism police are treating the letters as a possible hate crime.
South Yorkshire Police investigating THREE reports of people receiving vile ‘punish a Muslim’ letters
The police are working with the North East Counter Terrorism Unit to investigate the three ‘punish a Muslim’ hate letters sent to addresses in South Yorkshire..
The vile letter, which has been sent to addresses in South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and across the UK, encourages people to take part in a ‘punish a Muslim’ points-scoring game.
Threatening ‘punish a Muslim’ letter believed to have been posted in Sheffield
At least one of the threatening ‘punish a Muslim’ letters currently being investigated by terrorism police is believed to have been posted in Sheffield.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed they were investigating six reports of people receiving a vile letter encouraging people to take part in a ‘punish a Muslim’ points-scoring game.