UK police probe anti-Muslim hate letter

Letter sent across UK promotes so-called 'Punish a Muslim Day,' encouraging acts of violence, hate crimes

UK police probe anti-Muslim hate letter

World Bulletin / News Desk

British counter-terrorism police have launched a probe into a hate letter calling for acts of violence against Muslims.

The letter, announcing a so-called “Punish a Muslim Day” on April 3, calls on people to attacks Muslims in the form of verbal abuse, removing a woman’s hijab or headscarf, physical assault, or using acid on them.

The counter-terrorism police said it has received reports of "potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the U.K."

"Counter-Terrorism Police North East are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing inquiries,” a police spokesperson said.

The Met Police confirmed on Saturday that it is investigating the letter, adding that no one has been arrested over the controversy.

“Police are investigating a report of malicious communications in a letter having been sent to the occupants of a residential address in east London,” a spokesperson said.

“A further report has been received from a member of the public in the SW4 area who received a copy of a letter through WhatsApp.”

“If anyone believes they have been a victim of such an offence we would encourage them to report it to police so it can be fully investigated,” the statement said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Mart 2018, 23:40