Muslim communities in the UK have been urged to remain vigilant as counter-terrorism police investigate anonymous letters calling on recipients to attack Muslims.
The letters say 3 April will be “Punish a Muslim Day” and points will be awarded for certain acts of violence – from 25 points for removing a woman’s headscarf to 500 points for murdering a Muslim.
“Are you a sheep like the vast majority of the population?” the letter reads. “Sheep follow orders and are easily led. 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.”
Counter Terrorism Policing North East said it had received reports of “potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK”.
“[We] are coordinating the investigation at this time and will consider any potential links to existing inquiries. Anyone with any concerns about a communication they may have received should contact their local police force,” a spokesperson said.