Police in the UK have launched a hate crime investigation after people received letters asking them to carry out attacks on Muslims.
West Yorkshire Police said that it had received around six reports of letters advertising “Punish a Muslim Day”, while Londoners and Birmingham citizens said they had received identical posts.
A Bradford Councillor, who was among the recipients of the letter, said that when he opened it and saw the content he was “horrified.”
“I think it has been sent out by a group with the intent of alarming people and to stir up racial hatred,” he told The Telegraph. “My main concern is that it could get into the hands of other disaffected people in Bradford who just need that push to act. Some people may look at is at a sick joke. I don’t.”
The letters pledged “rewards” for those who do violent acts against Muslims ranging from verbal abuse of them to burning or bombing mosques.
In the letters, there…