"Punish A Muslim Day" letters are being sent to families in East London. The letter details a point system for each action & a reward. For example pulling a Muslim women's hijab is 25 points, throwing acid is 50 points and burning or bombing a mosque is a whole 1,000 points. pic.twitter.com/6kmCrDrXt0
— Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel) March 9, 2018
Some Muslims in six communities in the UK that checked their mailbox over the weekend were in for a chilling surprise.
Certain neighborhoods in Bradford, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, London and Sheffield, known for having residents who follow the Islamic way of life, received anonymous letters describing April 3 as "Punish a Muslim Day," stating that people would be awarded points for different acts of violence.
The content condemned the UK and other countries in Europe that had a large percentage of Muslims and migrants, reports the New York Times.
But then something beautiful happened. A replica of the nasty letter was issued but, this time, promoting love and acceptance of Muslims. Titled "Love A Muslim Day," instead of awarding points for violence, it's awarded points for acts of kindness. Instead of gaining 25 points for 'pulling a woman's head scarf' (as was ordered in the other letter) this one gives you 25 points for "buying a Muslim coffee and cake from an independent café."
— Rowaida Abdelaziz (@Rowaida_Abdel) March 12, 2018
The matter is being investigated by UK police, working with the counter-terrorism unit. Until it's resolved, let's kill 'em with kindness, as Islam has taught us.