Source: The Guardian
BY Nick Dowson
Anti-Muslim letters and suspicious packages received by MPs may be linked to a two-year hate campaign against mosques on both sides of the Atlantic, the monitoring group Tell Mama has warned.
The “Punish a Muslim” letters sent this week bear a number of similarities to letters sent to mosques in London, South Yorkshire and the US in 2016-17, including sharing the same postmark.
The new letters were received by people around the UK, and were included in suspicious packages sent to at least four Muslim MPs. Several people were taken to hospital after a “low-level noxious” substance was found inside some of the packages. Police and ambulance crews were called to Westminster on Thursday after a further package was received by Sajid Javid, the communities secretary.