Communities unite in defiance of 'Punish a Muslim Day'

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The phrase was coined in an anonymous letter distributed to some homes and businesses last month, with recipients in east London, the Midlands and Yorkshire. It laid out a points-based reward system for violence carried out against Muslims, including 50 points to "throw acid in the face of a Muslim" and 1000 points to "burn or bomb a mosque".

Events have been planned across the country to show opposition to the threats.

There were 1,678 anti-Muslim hate crimes reported in the capital in the year up to January 2018 - up from 1,205 the year before.

Similar events are being held in Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield.

In Bradford, the organisation MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development) is gathering in Centenary Square tonight to celebrate its strong community.

Dr. Debbie Almontaser, president of the Muslim Community Network called upon allies to counter the campaign by declaring tomorrow a National Day of Hijab and a National Day of Kufi.

As of Monday, there were no credible threats against Muslim houses of worship or community centers, according to the report.

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They're being urged to stay vigilant after threats of violence against Muslims in Britain. Using the hashtag #ProtectAMuslimDay, volunteers are manning phone lines to take calls from people anxious about travelling to arrange help. We have organised volunteers from around the United Kingdom to help you if you feel unsafe on the day, call: 07985606148 or 07985601849.

The #PunishAMuslimDay hashtag on Twitter has been trending today, meaning that it is one of the most popular discussion points on the network. However, some from accounts using the logos of far-right organisations suggested the letter had been a "false flag" operation.

Interfaith groups and one Bay Area community college district say they are readying responses to a social-media message emanating from England that advocates attacks against Muslims on Tuesday, authorities said.

"This might be an incident against the Muslim community, but guess what, we're standing next to our Jewish and Christian and other communities when something like that happens to them", she said.

Takoma Park police tweeted a warning about the flyer on Monday. We find this, and other offensive language in the flier, to be deplorable.

Iman Atta, director of anti-Muslim hate monitoring service Tell MAMA, said: "We are working closely with the relevant police forces on this matter which is being treated with the utmost seriousness", according to The Independent. The counter-terrorism police said it had received reports of "potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the U.K".

They added: "These messages seek to cause fear and mistrust amongst our communities and to divide us".

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