Police are checking out an anti-Muslim campaign of violence after hate mail and dubious packages were sent to mosques working in london, South Yorkshire and also the USA.
Handwritten letters had been also sent to three mosques and other places in Greater london in July, all of which usually bore a Sheffield postmark, top counter-terror units to think the advertising campaign is being orchestrated close to the Yorkshire town.
Hate mail bearing the particular postmark was also sent in order to to at least four United states mosques this season and three UNITED KINGDOM mosques in July 2016. Â
The Shacklewell Road Mosque in Dalston is just 1 of the places to possess received hate mail in exactly what police say is a across the atlantic campaign
Many of the letters, which usually have been seen by the particular The Guardian, are signed simply by the same pseudonym or initials.
Three of the letters obtained by US mosques were delivered at the same time, along with the postmarks reading 5. 14pm or 5. 15pm on Feb 22.
Steve Rose, who runs content at counter-extremist group Belief Matters, said there was other commonalities.
‘There were two second-class rubber stamps on all the letters delivered to the USA, which will be interesting.
‘There are similarities within the shape of the quantities. It could be one individual sending them, it could end up being several people. ‘
This east London mosque seemed to be vulnerable, with the letter appearing to get been sent from south Yorkshire
Muslims in east London were focused as Forest Gate mosque, Birmingham Cross mosque in Bromley-by-Bow plus Dalston’s Shacklewell Lane mosque obtained letters last month threatening the fact that sender would visit each 1.
In July 2016, three some other London mosques in Leyton, Finsbury Park and Tottenham were delivered white powder.
The packages had been also sent to the Financial institution of England as well as the parliamentary workplace of independent peer Nazir Ahmed. Â
The letters also contained unpleasant remarks about Pakistani Muslims, along with one sent to a brand new Shirt mosque threatening death for Muslims alongside an offensive cartoon. Â
Anti-Muslim abuse watchdog TellMama reports comparable letters were sent to mosques in New York, Georgia, plus Kentucky this year.
In Feb letters bearing the same alias were received by mosques within Washington DC, Nj and The state of alabama.
The latest letter was delivered to South Dakota’s Islam Middle in June but Mr Went up fears others might be getting away scrutiny.
‘Maybe other mosques obtained them but didnât report this. ‘
Places of praise in London, Yorkshire and the particular USA happen to be sent letters that contains abusive language, threats to destroy Muslims and offensive cartoons
On Feb 28 the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va, received written threats of assault and offensive cartoons, posted along with two first-class UK stamps.
Spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Corey Saylor says the particular letters he’s seen all appear to have come from southern Yorkshire.
‘All the letters I possess seen have similar drawings, handwriting, and originated from Sheffield.
‘Whoever is behind these letters seems empowered to make people upon the opposite side of the particular Atlantic feel afraid to visit their own places of worship. Â
‘Such spiritual intimidation is wrong in a framework and I hope British professionals act to expose and provide appropriate legal charges against the particular sender. ‘
North East Counter Terrorism Unit issued a statement in order to say it was investigating.
‘Police received a number of reviews of malicious communications and deals that have been received in recent times across London.
‘Specialist officers possess attended the addresses and the particular contents from the packages were analyzed. In all cases, the materials were found to not be poisonous or harmful. ‘
The police are usually considering the possibility that these types of latest letters are linked in order to the earlier packages of natural powder and letters reported in Greater london, South Yorkshire and the ALL OF US.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, from Rotherham, was sent a proposal containing white powder in a good earlier incident, with