Elham Asaad Buaras
A “sinister” anti-Muslims letter has been sent to Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin.
The letter uses violent language and makes threat to “attack any Muslim man women [sic] and child that enters any mosque in Ireland.”
It calls on non-Muslims, “to attack any Muslim they come across” and warns “anyone seen wearing a veil or hijaab will be severely dealt with.”
It makes a reference to the planned €40m mosque complex in Clongriffin, north Dublin.
The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) said “this hate campaign against the Dublin Muslim community must be fully investigated and those responsible prosecuted.”
Chief Executive, Denise Charlton, called letter “sinister and alarming. The language used is that more often associated with right wing extremists which have re-emerged in other parts of Europe. ”
A spokesman for the ICI told The Muslim News: “Our involvement has been in relation to people who have contacted us directly and relate to letters to private homes” and that they were made aware of only through media reports that Mosques and Islamic Centres in the Dublin area were also sent the letter. ”
He added: “We decided to try and establish the extent of the hate campaign before going public. We became aware that the letter was online and being circulated through social media. After some internal discussion we decided that it was clear that there is a degree of organisation behind this campaign that we should go to the media to ask anyone who receives the threats through the post or online to come forward. ”