Once again hatred kills. Ultra right extremists, if they are islamists, christian right wing or other religious and ideological extremist, are all the same: They just can‘t except other peoples opinions and are willing to kill for their distorted and vicious world view. The killer of Jo (Joanne) Cox have long been a right wing extremist and a neo-nazi. The MP had for a while received hate mails and even death threats, and had reported this to the police, but nothing was done to take any measures.
This is a political motivated murder and it happens just days before the UK referendum on whether to stay in EU or “Brexit”. Both Leave and Remain campaign have suspended campaigning in the EU referendum because of the attack. In the light of this murder and others of the same kind, f. ex. the murder of Berta Caceres from Honduras in March, I think it‘s fair to say that our economic system which makes huge differences, as many of the worlds population feels it, and that this also reflect huge differences in attitudes and world views, which can lead to extremes.
Helen Joanne “Jo” Cox (née Leadbeater; 22 June 1974 – 16 June 2016) was a BritishLabour Party politician. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Batley and Spen from her election in May 2015 until her death 13 months later in June 2016, having retained the seat with an increased majority for Labour in the 2015 general election.
Born in Batley, West Yorkshire, Cox graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1995, before working as a political assistant, then joining the international humanitarian charity Oxfam, where she rose to become its head of policy. She was selected to contest the Batley and Spen constituency after the previous incumbent, Labour’s Mike Wood, decided not to stand again in 2015. Having retained the seat for Labour she became a campaigner on issues relating to theSyrian Civil War and also founded the Friends of Syria, an all-party parliamentary group of which she became chair. She was described as “a tireless campaigner” for Syrian refugees.
On 16 June 2016, Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in Birstall, where she had been due to hold an advice surgery. She was left in critical condition and died from her injuries approximately an hour later. A 52-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack.
In memory of Jo Cox
Cox in 2015. Photo Wkipedia