Murdered Jo Cox was preparing exposure of British Islamophobes


Floral tributes to murdered MP Jo Cox

This photo shows Kim Leadbeater (right), the sister of murdered British Labour party MP Jo Cox, viewing floral tributes with her parents Jean and Gordon Leadbeater (centre) in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Jo Cox ‘was preparing report on far-right nationalists and rise of Islamophobia

MP was working with charity investigating rise in Islamophobic incidents in Britain

Harry Cockburn

1 hour ago

Labour MP Jo Cox was preparing a report for Parliament on the rise of Islamophobia and the dangers of aggressive nationalist radicals before she was killed outside her constituency surgery, it has emerged.

The mother of two died after being shot and stabbed in the street in Birstall, West Yorkshire.

The 41-year-old had recorded a video in which she spoke about preventing Islamophobia and said that in her constituency “many of our young women don’t feel safe when they’re out on the street”, according to the Times.

The video and report were both planned to be launched on June 29.

Ms Cox worked on the report with Tell Mama, a charity that monitors anti-Muslim incidents in the UK, and has warned of a surge in aggression and Islamophobia in the past year.

Tell Mama director Fiyaz Mughal told the Times that the organisation’s annual report would detail the escalation in anti-Muslim action in the UK last year.

He said significant clusters of far-right activity during that time had been in Yorkshire.

Mr Mughal said: “In the last 18 months South Yorkshire is one of the leading areas in the country [for Islamophobic incidents].”

Meanwhile, 77-year-old Bernard Kenny, who was stabbed in the abdomen while trying to help Ms Cox, remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Thomas Mair, 52, from Birstall, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ court on Saturday, charged with murder, grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of a knife.

Mair gave his name to the court as “death to traitors, freedom for Britain”, and was remanded in custody until June 20 when a bail application will be heard.

See also here. And here. And here. And here.

Jo Cox was set to address parliament later this month about a surge in anti-Muslim attacks, especially against women, it has been revealed: here.

Syrian activists are paying tribute to Jo Cox, the UK Labour MP who was allegedly killed by the Neo-Nazi-affiliated Thomas Mair, The Independent reported Friday: here.

This cartoon eloquently lays out what to do if you see Islamophobia in action.

A message from the vigil for Jo Cox in Leeds (Pic: Andrew Brammer)

Racist hatred behind murder of Jo Cox: here.

The murder of Labour Party MP Jo Cox by the fascist Thomas Mair is being cynically utilised by the campaign for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), to be decided in Thursday’s referendum: here.

England: A group of 20 men rubbed ‘joke’ fake poo on a four-year-old Asian girl’s face outside a pub in a suspected racial attack. The girl’s uncle, Tayyib Nawaz, said she was now too scared to go back to Worcester city centre: here.

Arizona, USA: Syrian Refugee Family Living In Fear, Again, After Receiving Anti-Muslim Threat. “You are Muslim and not welcome,” the note read. But the family says the Tucson community has otherwise been warm and welcoming: here.

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