Envelopes containing suspicious white powder with the expletive “p*** filth” written on them were sent to mosques throughout London on Thursday.
Leaders of mosques in Tottenham, Leyton and Finsbury Park alerted police when the letters arrived, Metro reported.
The mosque buildings were evacuated and closed down temporarily.
Counterterrorism officers in hazard suits were sent out to investigate the substance.
The suspicious letters were sent the same day that a similar package arrived to a Muslim man at the House of Lords, according to Evening Standard.
Stella Creasy, a member of Parliament for Walthamstow said, “Whoever sent E10’s noor UI Islam suspicious package know I will press the police for the strongest penalties possible when you are caught.”
The white powder turned out to be chalk, but it didn’t take away from the fact that the stunt is part of the unfortunate Islamophobia running rampant worldwide.
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