Securit alert for all mosques and Islamic institutions nationwide:
⚠️ 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘁
We've been alerted about malicious anti-Muslim and Islamophobic content sent to mosques on USB sticks.
Mosques in South Yorkshire can call 101 quoting ref 420 of 28/7/21.
Please follow the guidance in the security alert below👇 pic.twitter.com/UUfiT3GrGd
— Tell MAMA UK (@TellMamaUK) June 29, 2021
We’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: We continue to receive reports concerning the materials distributed.
NOTE: 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.
Follow the guidance below: pic.twitter.com/SWLZdPZA9r
— Tell MAMA UK (@TellMamaUK) July 1, 2021
UPDATE (06/07/21): 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.