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‘Racist’ mock Pokemon stickers found posted around parts of London

‘Racist’ mock Pokemon stickers found posted around parts of London

Categories: Latest News

Tuesday November 29 2016

The London Evening Standard and the Metro report on the sighting of “racist” mock Pokémon stickers featuring various British Muslims, including the Mayor of London, at bus stops, cashpoints and at tube stations in the capital.

The stickers, dubbed ‘Pakémon’ bear a twist on the popular game’s catchphrase “Gotta catch ’em all” with the subtext “Gotta catch and deport them all.”

The stickers feature the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who is named “HamasKhan” and dubbed “the most dangerous Pakémon”.

The Pakémon sticker states Khan “believes that Londoners should learn to accept Islamic terrorism while he is mayor.” The sticker claims a value of catching the Pakémon as “200 terror points”.

Another sticker features Jordan Horner, the Muslim convert who was sentenced for harassing individuals as part of a ‘Muslim patrol’ in east London in January 2013.

Horner was also handed a five year Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) banning him from distributing material about shari’ah law to the public and from associating with Anjem Choudary, of Muslims Against Crusades.

A further sticker features a group of Asian men and is titled “Paedostani”. The sticker claims the value of “50 terror points”.

The stickers came to light when an unnamed commuter spotted some of them at Borough tube station.
British Transport Police confirmed the sightings of the stickers and said the matter was being “investigated thoroughly”.

BTP have urged Londoners to report any further sightings.

A spokesman said: “British Transport Police is committed to preventing incidents of hate crime and prejudice and all incidents of this nature are investigated thoroughly.

“Everyone has the right to travel on the rail network without fear or intimidation. Racially or religiously motivated crime will simply not be tolerated.”

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