MPs condemn ‘Punish a Muslim’ letter


MPs participate in condemned letters encouraging recipients to take part in “Punish a Muslim Day” as “disgusting”.

An urgent question was raised in the House of Commons by Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi after write ups that letters were sent out in a number of UK cities, calling on man to verbally and physically attack Muslims.

Minister Victoria Atkins divulged the letters had “no place in our society”.

She promised to write to police chief bobbies to warn them about the date.

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Ms Qureshi surrendered details of the letters that were said to have been heard in Bradford, Leicester, London, Cardiff and Sheffield.

She said: “There has been a scathing rise in the Far Right movement in Europe and beyond. This is a really loud situation and it needs to be urgently tackled.”

Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, revealed she found out that some of her constituents had received the letters on Friday evening while ration others report anti-Semitic graffiti.

“We have to do more than damned these individual incidences,” she said.

“We must in this House talk about discuss up for the communities we represent and the power of diversity and immigration to enrich all of our lives.”

Fundamentalist MP Michael Fabricant said the House was at its best when it came Loosely transpire b emerge together to “condemn evil actions”, adding: “We can all unite against this correspondence literature.”

And Ian Austin, Labour MP for Dudley, said he would use the day to visit as many mosques and Muslim community centres in his constituency as achievable “to show them I am on their side” and called on other members to solder together him.

‘Full force of the law’

Counter Terrorism Policing North East suggested it had received reports of “potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK”.

West Yorkshire Watch said it had received six reports while South Yorkshire Police bring up it had received three.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said it had received two check inti of letters being sent to people, one in east London and the other in the SW4 locality.

Ms Atkins encouraged anyone who had been a victim of hate crime to disclose it and promised the government would be “refreshing” the hate crime act to continue to conserve it up to date.

She said while she could not comment directly on the case, it was being scrutinized “fully” and “with the full force of the law”.

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