"Punish a Muslim Day": UK Muslim women asked to hide hijab and stay indoor


LONDON - Women in the United Kingdom are being encouraged 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.

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.

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 <link>, messages circulated among the Muslim community have warned women to avoid collecting children from school.