A Coventry MP has revealed some of the horrific abuse she has received online including being called a “nazi b****”.
Zarah Sultana showed the world some of the disgusting messages thrown at her after she spoke on the debate around Palestine.
One said: “Sultana! You and your Muslim mob are a real danger to humanity! STOP,” while another read: “Terrorist sympathiser and scum of the earth b****.”
One particularly nasty message read: “Eat s*** you nazi b****.”
In the Twitter post highlighting the latest abuse, the MP for Coventry South stated: “When I speak up against injustice, I get abuse. It got worse recently after I spoke up for Palestine.
“I’m posting this because people need to know what it’s like being a young Muslim woman in politics. But it’s not going to stop me from standing up for what’s right!”
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Ms Sultana added a following tweet stating: “I just want to say, thank you so much to everyone who’s sent me messages of support and solidarity. I can’t tell you how much it means to me.”
Asked for a comment by CoventryLive, Ms Sultana said: “It really shouldn’t be the case, but since getting elected I’ve had to get used to abuse.
“It ranges from mindless insults to misogynistic and Islamophobic bile, even to death threats. It’s not nice talking about it, but it’s important people know what it’s like being a young Muslim woman in politics.
“We mustn’t forget that just a few years ago a Labour MP, Jo Cox, was murdered by a member of the far-right because of her principles. These dangers are real. That’s why it’s vital we stand up to bigotry and racism.
“Since talking about this, I’ve been inundated with messages of support and solidarity. It means the world to me, particularly from young women who say I help to give them hope in politics.
“It’s for them, and for everyone in Coventry South, that I will keep speaking out against injustice and standing up for the people of our city.”
Ms Sultana previously stated that she had received death threats and at the time she said: “Some say that it goes with the territory if you’re an outspoken young woman.
“Those of us confronting the congealed power of the wealthy necessarily expect to ruffle some feathers – but we really shouldn’t be made to accept the tidal wave of abuse as normal.”