The late Jo Cox MP [Image: PA].

The late Jo Cox MP [Image: PA].

I had serious doubts about posting this, because it would be wrong to give the people responsible any kind of encouragement.

But it would also be wrong to let them get away with it, by letting it go unremarked.

Anybody who thinks the kind of behaviour listed below is anything other than abhorrent should seek mental health assistance, in my opinion.

The far-right British National Party has posted leaflets to people living near the West Yorkshire town where Labour MP Jo Cox was killed, accusing her of taking “misguided action” by “helping Muslims”, the Commons has heard.

Labour’s Paula Sherriff said the “horrendous” leaflets, which had gone to her constituents in Dewsbury, said Mrs Cox was wrong to help people who may go on to join Islamic State, also known as Isis.

Ms Sherriff said: “Many members will be aware that my constituency sits right next door to Batley and Spen.

“Yesterday people in my constituency received a leaflet from the BNP saying Jo Cox took misguided action by helping Muslims in the country who may now go on to join Isis, alongside some other horrendous allegations.

“Then I have received a significant number of communications from constituents, one – a seven year-old Muslim girl – was told on Friday, I’ve removed the expletives from this for the purpose of this House, ‘it was the best day ever today, go home all of you’ to her and her family.”

Source: BNP posts Jo Cox ‘Muslim’ slur through neighbours’ letterboxes as racist attacks soar – Yorkshire Post


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