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Irvine woman’s perfect response to ‘Punish a Muslim Day’

Punish a Muslim Day

A woman has hit back at Punish a Muslim Day by sending a touching letter to an Irvine family, Daily Record reported.

The Ali family have been a part of the Bourtreehill community for decades, with a new supermarket on the estate being lauded for supporting the area.

The woman, who signed the card as Donna, said she was ashamed of a society where Punish a Muslim Day exists.

The hateful campaign emerged after letters containing a point-scoring system for attacking or killing Muslims in the street was sent to faith leaders across the country.

Donna, who runs the estate’s Facebook page, also presented the family, who run the Bourtreehill Supermarket, with a heart of the community award.

The letter reads: “Ever since I can remember your family has been a part of the Bourtreehill community.

“I am ashamed of a society where Punish a Muslim Day is a thing today and instead I want to thank you all. You make this community a better place.”

“The new shop is becoming a real heart of the community and I will always be grateful to have the friendly, funny and kind faces to chat to every day.”

“Thank you all for being such an important part of this community. You are very much appreciated.”

The supermarket has supported Broomlands and Bourtreehill Age Concern by giving them proceeds from the 5p carrier bag charge.

On top of their efforts in the community, the shop, which opened in October, was crowned best new store in Scotland last month.

Owner Imran Ali said the award from the resident beats their recent successes.

He said: “Our family and staff were quite touched by the words and kind gesture from local a Bourtreehill resident.”

“This beats all the awards we have won recently and the coverage from the Wall Street Journal, STV2 news, Scottish Grocer mag, Daily Record and local paper articles we have been in.”

“We’ve brought back this store with a bang. The village has a traditional butchers/Brownings counter, Quinns hot and cold food, post office, lottery and soon a kids soft play.”

“We’re proud to be local and support the local community.”