British Jewish MP under police protection following death threat


( A Jewish member of the British Parliament is receiving police protection after she received an anti-Semitic death threat on Facebook, the BBC reported.

Ruth Smeeth, 37, a member of the Labor Party, was repeatedly called a "Yid" and other offensive names as well as being accused of being a "CIA agent," who should "swing from" the "gallows" for committing treason, in the July online post.

British-Jewish MP Ruth Smeeth. Credit: Facebook. 

The threat was made after Smeeth called for Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn's resignation in June when he failed to intervene after an activist used anti-Semitism slurs accusing Smeeth of being part of a "media conspiracy" against Corbyn during an anti-Semitism inquiry meeting.

Following the incident, Smeeth said she received 25,000 abusive comments, 20,000 of which were sent in a 12-hour period.

Smeeth said she holds Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn personally responsible for the threat.

The British Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command has launched an investigation and a manhunt for the Facebook abuser.

Posted on September 6, 2016 .