The head of the region’s counter-terrorism unit has condemned the ‘punish a Muslim’ hate letters that have been received in South Yorkshire and other parts of the UK.
South Yorkshire Police confirmed yesterday that the force have received three reports of people in the county receiving the vile letter, which encourages people to take part in a ‘punish a Muslim’ points-scoring game.
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A Sheffield MP said she was ‘beyond horrified’ to learn of the Muslim hate letters received by three people in the county, and urged police to take them ‘extremely seriously’.
Last weekend, South Yorkshire Police revealed it was investigating three reports of people in the county receiving ‘punish a Muslim’ hate letters, which encourages people to take part in a ‘punish a Muslim’ points-scoring game.
Rupa Huq becomes fourth MP to get Islamophobic letter
Police are investigating after suspect packages containing anti-Muslim letters and a sticky liquid were sent to four Labour MPs over the past 24 hours.
Their Westminster offices were sealed off and three people were taken to hospital as a precaution. The substance was later found to be harmless.
The four MPs who received the letters are from South Asian backgrounds.
One of the MPs, Ealing Central and Acton’s Rupa Huq, said her package was a “Punish a Muslim” letter.
The three other MPs to receive suspicious items were Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin, Bethnal Green’s Rushanara Ali and Afzal Khan, MP for Manchester Gorton.