Today is “Punish A Muslim Day” according to fliers that were circulated in the UK, and the international media is in hysterics. However, like so many “anti-Muslim hate crimes,” the letter is almost certainly a hoax. Here’s why:
1. No one in Britain or anywhere else is calling for vigilante attacks on innocent Muslims, and no foe of jihad terror in Britain or anywhere else condones such attacks. No prominent person supports the point of view represented by this letter. But that point of view does correspond to the Islamic supremacist/Leftist media myth that Muslims are routinely victimized in the UK and elsewhere in the West.
2. The fliers were sent to homes in Muslim areas of the UK, as you can see in the story below. If the vigilantes were intending to drum up support, these areas were the last places where they would have sent the fliers, but if the fliers are a hoax concocted by Muslims, then it would make sense for them to send them to Muslims who would publicize them.
3. The day is almost over and no Muslims anywhere have been attacked. Nor should there have been any such attacks. But this indicates that the people behind the fliers were not actually intending to attack any Muslims, lending credence to the likelihood that Muslims concocted the fliers in order to divert attention away from the Muslim rape gang scandals in the UK.
4. The people who sent the fliers are either very stupid vigilantes, for apparently not knowing that their fliers would only gain sympathy for their intended victims, or very smart hoaxers, wanting to reinforce the myth that Muslims are targets of widespread discrimination and harassment in the West. It is more likely that actual vigilante thugs would simply go out and brutalize innocent people, rather than telegraphing their intentions.
But as the old saying goes, the lie travels twice around the world before the truth has finished putting on its shoes. And so it goes.
“UK charity urges vigilance after ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters,” by Frances Perraudin, Guardian, March 11, 2018:
Muslim communities in the UK have been urged to remain vigilant as counter-terrorism police investigate anonymous letters calling on recipients to attack Muslims.
This weekend people in Bradford, Leicester, London, Cardiff and Sheffield reported receiving the notes, printed on A4 paper.
The letters say 3 April will be “Punish a Muslim Day” and points will be awarded for certain acts of violence – from 25 points for removing a woman’s headscarf to 500 points for murdering a Muslim.
“Are you a sheep like the vast majority of the population?” the letter reads. “Sheep follow orders and are easily led. 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.”
Counter Terrorism Policing North East said it had received reports of “potentially malicious communications sent to individuals across the UK”….
Naz Shah, the MP for Bradford West, said some people in her constituency had received the letter. “Understandably this is very distressful, not only [for] those who have received the letter but also for the wider communities,” she said in a statement on Facebook. “I would appeal to the wider community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.”…
Riaz Ahmed, a Liberal Democrat councillor in Bradford, told the Yorkshire Post he had received the letter at his business address. “It was not addressed to anyone, just the address and postcode as if it was sent out randomly,” he said.
“It has a second-class stamp on the plain white envelope and the frank mark is Sheffield. It was posted yesterday. It seems strange that anyone would send something like this to an address in a predominantly Muslim area. When I opened it and saw the content, I was horrified.”