UK police investigate hate mail sent to mosques

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British police have conducted an investigation into hate mail and suspicious packages sent to mosques in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Hate mail and suspicious packages were sent from a location near Sheffield to mosques in London, South Yorkshire and the US, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

“Police received a number of reports of malicious communications and packages which have been received in recent days” by mosques, the North East Counter Terrorism Unit said in a statement. “Specialist officers have attended the addresses and the contents of the packages were examined. In all cases, the substances were found not to be noxious or harmful.”

“All the letters I have seen have similar drawings, handwriting, and originated from Sheffield,” Corey Saylor, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  

“Whoever is behind these letters feels empowered to make people on the opposite side of the Atlantic…

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