This has come to our attention from a lot of different sources today although as of yet we are not certain who wrote this inspiring piece.
In response to a series of hate leaflets sent to Muslims in several different locations across the country some better hearted individuals have created an alternative to the hateful ‘Punish a Muslim day’ and instead taken an opportunity to promote positive integration between Muslim and none Muslim comunities.
At Resisting Hate we support this completely (except perhaps the throw flowers on a Muslim – we would always suggest asking permission first before throwing anything at anybody!).
This new campaign is a clear indication that the people of the UK will not allow hatred to flourish and divide us between communities. Haters may try their best to isolate our Muslims from non Muslims but we will stand together, shoulder to shoulder against the small minded who use this narrow minded hate rhetoric as a tool for division.
Like it or not our Muslims are a valued part of the country and we will support them every step of the way.
Roanna Carleton Taylor
Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of many of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK