December 17, 2018

Suspicious package sent to Labour MP linked to 'Punish a Muslim day'

13 March 2018, 09:26 | Devin Moran

The delivery was reportedly sent to Labour MP Mohammad Yasin

Suspicious package sent to Muslim MP at Parliament 'linked to Punish a Muslim Day'

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

Labour MP Rupa Huq is the latest MP to receive the letter, copies of which are also understood to have been opened by Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali and Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin.

People living in East London, Bradford, Leicester, Cardiff and Sheffield have reported receiving the letters printed on A4 paper detailing a points system for awarding different acts of violence specifically targeting Muslims living in Britain.

No-one was injured in the incident, but staff were evacuated from the office building and two people were taken to hospital as a precaution. Huq, who said she was in a select committee meeting at the time of the incident, has been MP for Ealing Central and Acton since 2015. "It is disgusting though, it's really very frightening", she told the Guardian.

"Tell MAMA documented past year how the so-called "Muslim Slayer" targeted mosques in parts of London and the United States in 2017 with similar threats, and in some cases, with non-toxic white powder".

The people behind this initiative have not been identified yet, but their letters are distinguished by a hateful speech: "They have hurt you".

A Parliamentary spokesman said: 'The Met Police are now investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North.

"We are aware of a potential situation involving a suspicious substance which the Met Police are investigating", a parliamentary spokesperson said.

He said he could not confirm a BBC report quoting other members of Huq's staff as saying the package contained a sticky liquid and an "Islamophobic" letter.

The London police announced on Monday that two policemen were "hospitalized" after discovering a suspicious package at the Norman Shaw Buildings, a pair of buildings in Westminster used as Parliamentary offices, reports AFP on Tuesday.

The package is being assessed by specialist officers, according to the police.

It emerged today that two more suspicious packages have been sent to the Houses of Parliament, with another man taken to hospital. "The incident, which was contained to one room, has been stood down".

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