Women in the United Kingdom are being encourages to hide their hijabs on ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ which encourages violence against Muslims on April 3.
Earlier this month, at least six communities in England reported receiving anonymous letters enclosed in white envelopes with messages calling for the day of violence.
The North East Counter Terrorism Unit said in a statement that it had received reports of “potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK,” and has asked victims to contact their local police.
literally every single task for punish a muslim day is a hate crime and an act of terror but time for everyone to redefine terrorism since it isn't muslims committing them pic.twitter.com/SLmGHVP8OK— M (@zarryphases) April 2, 2018
The letters call on UK citizens to observe “Punish a Muslim Day” on April 3 and list violent acts that people can perform targeting anybody they think is a follower of Islam; each action comes with a set of points a perpetrator would collect after they commit the said “punishment”.
These hateful actions include, for example, pulling off a woman’s headscarf for 25 points as well as out-rightly calling for a Muslim’s murder for 500 points.
White supremacists in the UK & the US are distributing flyers promoting planned attacks called "Punish A Muslim Day" ( or Hurt a Muslim Day), scheduled for April 3rd. Remember, "muslim" is also a code word for Black people. So STAY ALERT #protectyourselfatallcosts pic.twitter.com/lIjWS58cjc— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) April 1, 2018
Other violent “punishments” include butchering, electrocuting Muslims and bombing mosques.
The letter added April 3 would be a day to “help turn things around” for Western Europe with these violent attacks.
“Are you a sheep like the vast majority of the population? Sheep follow orders and are easily led,” it says. “They are allowing the white-majority nations of Europe and North America to become overrun by those who would like nothing more than to do us harm and to turn our democracies into sharia-led police states.”
According to London-based newspaper The Metro, messages circulated among the Muslim community have warned women to avoid collecting children from school.
Literally i got tears in my eyes after knowing about punish a muslim day!... We all are humans! Spread love not hate..... #BanPunishAMuslimDay ... On 3rd April, let's celebrate #LoveAMuslimDay together!. We Muslims are not terrorists!. We are humans as you!. Please stop pic.twitter.com/U5fRRybckJ— Dua (@Varun_Shraddha_) March 26, 2018
Muslims are also encouraging each other lock their doors properly, walk in open spaces and to move in groups.
One of the WhatsApp messages seen by the Mirror reads: “Sisters please be warned that on 3rd April DO NOT GO OUT they have made a national punish a muslim day!
“This is not a joke its sick plan they have a pointing system where they will b giving points nd reporting ona site with vids etc punishments include taking off hijabs…beating up and even acid throwing.
“May Allah protect us all. (sic).”
The Metro reported: “In another message, women are urged to avoid shaded areas, travel in a car with a neighbor and cover the hijab with hats, hoods or coats. They are also encouraged to avoid wearing the abaya and not stop for anyone asking them a question.”
“Lock your doors well after you return home and don’t answer the door to anyone you don’t know very well,” the message reads.
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