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    'Buy Them Coffee & Cake': How to Celebrate the 'Love a Muslim Day' in Britain

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    “Smile at a Muslim,” “buy a Hajj package for a Muslim family,” “throw flowers on a Muslim” – these are some of the actions to show appreciation of Muslims and their contribution to Britain, as #LoveAMuslimDay is observed offline and online in the UK.

    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.'

    READ MORE: Saudi Arabia Alerts its People in the UK Amid Threats of ‘Punish A Muslim Day'

    The letters called for violent actions against Muslims and promised "rewards based on actions taken."

    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. 

    Users on Instagram have also posted positive messages.

    Nice respond❤❤ Islam is peace nothing else💜💜 #loveamuslimday

    A post shared by Rated Halal Memes (@halalfun) on Mar 11, 2018 at 2:52pm PDT

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