British Police Investigate Letters Asking People to Attack Muslims

UNPIXELATED FOR DESKS TO PUBLISH AT THEIR DISCRETION. Bradford Cllr. Riaz Ahmed among many others received this letter promoting a day of violence towards Muslims across the UK with points being scored for different crimes. See Ro

For example, removing a woman's hijab is worth 25 points, murdering a Muslim is valued at 500 points, and bombing a mosque 1,000 points. They have caused you pain and heartache.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that the letter is being investigated: 'The MPS does not tolerate any form of hate crime.

Tell MAMA [Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks], a project that monitors Islamaphobic hate crimes in the United Kingdom, said a photo of an envelope suggested at least one of the notes was dealt with at a Sheffield sorting office.

"If anyone has received this letter or a similar communication, please, please contact the police where they will be treated with the utmost seriousness and action will be taken".

"We are working with the communities we serve to reassure residents that, as always, everything possible is being done to ensure their safety and to catch the person or persons responsible for this".

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"Officers are now investigating the full circumstances", they continued.

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. The letters are now under investigation by the police.

"They are inciting violence against the Muslim community", she said.

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins said in Parliament: "The Government condemns the content of these letters as clearly abhorrent with no place in a decent society".

Tell MAMA quoted the assistant chief constable of the South Yorkshire Police, Tim Forber, as saying the threatening letters were being investigated and details would be forwarded to the counter-terrorism police. Some people may look at is at a sick joke.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Martin Snowden, head of Counter Terrorism Policing North East, said: 'We take religious hatred extremely seriously and my officers will be carrying out a full and thorough investigation in response to these reports. "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.

"This has caused quite a lot of fear within the community".

The letters sparked shock and fear in communities around the U.K. Naz Shah, a parliamentarian for Bradford West-one of the communities that received the letters-called on her constituents to report any suspicious behavior to the police immediately.

There is also an image of a dagger with the letters MS, suggesting it is linked to so-called Muslim Slayer who targeted mosques in London and the United States past year with similar threats.

"Counter Terrorism Policing North East are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing enquiries".

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