GMB CONDEMNS VILE ‘PUNISH A MUSLIM DAY’ LETTERS
Union calls for unity in face of viscous campaign that is ‘anything but British’
GMB General Secretary Tim Roache today called for unity and tolerance as over the weekend a letter emerged in a number of regions calling for recipients to take part in ‘Punish a Muslim Day’.
The letters, which have been roundly decried, were posted to social media by a number of people who received them, prompting outcry and a police investigation.
GMB is urging anyone who has recieved the letter to report it to the police quoting Incident Reference number 420, and for anyone who is concerned or frightened by the letter to contact Tell MAMA, an independent, non-government organisation which works on tackling anti-Muslim hatred.
Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary said:
“The letters are absolutely deplorable.
"GMB stands in complete solidarity with the Muslim population and our Muslim members.
"This is hate crime, pure and simple, and is anything but British. It is rightly being investigated by the police, and we must see prosecutions on the back of it.
"Tolerance, freedom to be who you are and practice your religion, looking after your neighbours - those are some of the values that showcase the best of country, those are the values we must celebrate and demonstrate whenever we are faced with such hatred.”
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