British Jewish MP targeted by anti-Semitic death threats

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September 2, 2016 12:14
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A woman holds a Union flag umbrella in front of the Big Ben clock tower (R) and the Houses of Parliament in London. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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A Jewish member of the British Parliament was provided police protection after receiving online anti-Semitic death threats.

Ruth Smeeth was repeatedly referred to as a "Yid," the Jewish Chronicle reported.

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The message also said that  “the gallows would be a fine and fitting place” for the 37 year old MP “to swing from”.

She wrote on Twitter about the reaction to the threats: “Huge thanks for the solidarity and supportive messages. I'm very touched and will keep fighting the good fight against abuse.”

The death threat showed strong support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, referring to a “hatchet job” against him by the “right-wing, neo-con, Nazi-Zionist outfit Portland Communications”.

It ended by saying “Jeremy Corbyn, to put it bluntly, is staying exactly where he is”.

Ms Smeeth told the Sun she held Corbyn “personally responsible” for the threats she had received.



“I expect Jeremy to show true leadership, which means calling out individuals at times by name to say what they are doing it is unacceptable,” she said.

“He must stand up and say enough is enough, and he has done nowhere near enough yet.”

Counter-terror police have conducted two investigations into threats against Ms Smeeth since July.

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