March 23, 2018

Muslim MPs in United Kingdom targeted with suspicious packages

13 March 2018, 09:28 | Taylor George

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Mr Corbyn said the "disgusting hate-filled letters sent to Muslim fellow citizens and colleagues in Parliament are utterly contemptible".

Along with Ealing Central and Acton MP, Rupa Huq, Rushanara Ali, Bethnal Green and Bow, and Mohammad Yasin for Bedford, he received a "Punish a Muslim" letter that advocates violent acts against Muslims.

A member of Ms Huq's staff was taken to hospital, but was later discharged.

The letters, which are now being investigated by police, encourage people to get points for committing increasingly serious offences against Muslims.

Two people have been hospitalised after suspicious package was sent to the office of Labour MP Mohammad Yasin.

The leaflets, reported in West Yorkshire, Midlands, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Sheffield and Birmingham, carried an image of a dagger with the letters MS, indicating links to so-called Muslim Slayer which targeted mosques in London and the United States past year with similar threats, the Mirror reported.

Huq told the Guardian that she had been assured that the substance was not harmful. I'm sure I won't be the last and I'm sure this is part of a pattern of targeting Muslim MPs.

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"Today we stand together with those facing this vile Islamophobia, to show them support, care and solidarity".

A parliamentary spokesman confirmed four packages had been sent to the building in recent days and said police were investigating the latest package.

A man and a woman were yesterday taken for treatment yesterday before those packages were found to be harmless. "The police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential link".

Police said they were called at 12:58hrs to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster. "Specialist officers have been called and the package will be assessed". Three people were hospitalized on Monday and Tuesday as a precaution before the items were deemed not to be hazardous.

The organization said that some of the letters appear to have been mailed out of Sheffield, the NYT reported.

"A suspicious substance was investigated by the Met Police and was found not to be hazardous", a spokesman for Parliament said in a statement.

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