An anti-racism campaign group took to social media to demand an end to Islamophobia in Britain and encourage people to show solidarity with British Muslims.
The call by Stand Up to Racism follows an alert contained in leaflets allegedly sent out earlier this year in the UK, marking April 3 as 'Punish a Muslim Day.'
The letters called for violent actions against Muslims and promised "rewards based on actions taken."
In response to the horrific letters calling to #PunishAMuslimDay #solidarity to all those standing with the Muslim community today #NoToIslamophobia #LoveAMuslimDay #DayOfSolidarity Join the solidarity events https://t.co/M4OPFHuqQW pic.twitter.com/1qEoCztrdQ— Stand Up To Racism (@AntiRacismDay) April 3, 2018
The story has triggered an outcry on social media and calls for observing a #LoveAMuslimDay instead.
Users posted images of leaflets, encouraging Brits to "show love," support and appreciation of Muslims.
What is wrong with the world today? #PunishAMuslimDay? what kind of sick bull is that? I have a muslim uncle and he's the funniest, sweetest guy you'd ever meet! #LoveAMuslimDay #LoveNotHate #LoveForAllHatredForNone— Linzi McDiarmid (@DizzyLycanroc25) April 3, 2018