LONDON: David Parnham, a 35-year-old British man has pleaded guilty. He admits that he created the racist letter “Punish A Muslim” movement calling for violence against Muslims and ethnic minorities.
“Punish a Muslim” letter designated 3rd April 2018 as a day to terrorize British Muslims.
“Punish A Muslim Letter”
The letter also assigned points to violation acts against British Muslims. Points assigned were from 25 points for pulling Muslim women’s headscarves to 1,000 points for bombing a mosque. 2500 points were assigned to Nuke Mecca.
“Punish A Muslim” Letter Writer Pleads Guilty
David Parnham, a 35-year-old from Central England pleaded guilty on Friday to 15 offenses including soliciting murder and staging a bomb hoax. He faces a potential life sentence.
The British communities that day remained extra vigilant, however, April 3 passed without any significant rise in Anti-Muslim violence.
David Parnham Arrested
David Parnham was arrested in June for the letter for provoking hate and attacks on Muslims including torture, acid attacks, burning down mosques. He was arrested after police had analyzed DNA and fingerprints from some of the letters.
The letters were posted across England. But where there are people who spread hatred and racism; the world is also full of people who spread love and solidarity.
The day that was full of fear for Muslims and ethnic minorities of England, the local citizens of UK decided to stand together against racism. Hundreds of people formed a human chain outside Newcastle Central Mosque in a show of Strength. The members of Tyne and Wear Citizens, a local branch of Citizens UK said they were spreading the love on “Punish A Muslim” day.
UK’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid said on twitter that he is glad to see Parnham being brought to justice. He also wrote, “Hate crime has absolutely no place in British Society.”