Securit alert for all mosques and Islamic institutions nationwide:

As-Salamu Aโ€™leikom,

Weโ€™ve been alerted by South Yorkshire Police that anti-Muslim and Islamophobic material being put on USB sticks and posted to mosques nationwide.

Should you receive a USB stick from an unknown source, we advise that you do not touch the USB stick or view its content.

Place the material and the envelope in a clean and sealable plastic bag to stop further contamination and help preserve the evidence and call 101.

For mosques in the South Yorkshire area, follow the above guidelines and call 101 quoting 420 of 28/06/21.

Tell MAMA can liaise further with the police if requested and can report matters on your behalf or anonymously.

We are attaching versions of the security bulletin which you can download and distribute freely.

To download our general security tips for mosques click here.

For general individual safety tips please find the general Tell MAMA security bulletin here.

UPDATE (July 1): The package contains a hand-written note sent via 2nd class post. The USB stick is individually wrapped in bubble wrap – DO NOT unwrap to preserve evidence.

UPDATE (06/07/21):ย We thank the mosques in London, West and South Yorkshire, Northern Ireland, and the Greater Manchester area for reporting the materials to us. Tell MAMA continues to urge mosques to follow our security advice, call 101, and speak with us in confidence.

We will continue to provide further updates where possible.

You can get advice from our confidential and free helpline on 0800 456 1226. Or through our free iOS or Android apps. Report through our online form. Or contact us via WhatsApp on 0734 184 6086.