A viral letter that began circulating online over a month ago had New York City police officers on high alert this Tuesday. The letter advertised April 3rd as “Punish a Muslim Day,” encouraging people to commit violent crimes against Muslims.
There has been a flyer circulating on the internet encourage violence against Muslims.— zellie (@zellieimani) April 3, 2018
The intention of this flyer is to spread hate, instill fear and recruit others to partake in, Punish a Muslim Day. pic.twitter.com/Qo3mGZNtw8
Muslims pray following a protest in Washington Square Park, January 26, 2018 in New York City. (AFP)
.@BPEricAdams puts on Taqiyah , Muslim headdress, #antimuslimviolence #PunishAMuslimDay will not be tolerated - dont mess with this man, former @nypdnews captain. we will be out there with them tomorrow https://t.co/Iix6RiQ1eg pic.twitter.com/5cI5XdTShx— Todd Maisel (@ToddMaisel) April 2, 2018
Solidarity with Muslims
though every day may feel like "punish a Muslim day," please be extra vigilant today. everything on this list is an act of terror, but since the state gets to redefine terrorism every time a non Muslim commits it, these won't be considered. may Allah protect us all https://t.co/r2apnVS9EM— Ruqayya (@ruqayyya) April 3, 2018