(The text below as well as the picture above is taken from a post on Facebook by Alex Shams)
This is Jo Cox, a member of the British Parliament who was assassinated by a right-wing terrorist in the streets five months ago. This week, a court found him guilty of “a murder committed to advance a cause associated with Nazism.”
Ask yourself: Why haven’t you heard about this?
It was the first assassination of a member of the British Parliament in 26 years.
Jo Cox was walking in the streets of a small English town when she was shot three times and stabbed more than a dozen times by a man yelling “This is for Britain”, “keep Britain independent”, and “Britain first.”
She was an advocate of Syrian and Palestinian refugees and she fought for a vision of a tolerant, multicultural Britain.
Sound familiar? “Make America Great Again”?
Jo Cox was assassinated by a right-wing terrorist for her political beliefs. And yet her death was barely covered in the news. Her face will not be remembered. In the US, no one has even heard of her.
When in 2013 British soldier Lee Rigby was stabbed by a deranged convert to Islam in London, the whole world heard about the “Muslim terror” sweeping England. But when a right-wing terrorist stabs to death a MEMBER of PARLIAMENT dedicated to helping refugees, we don’t hear a word?
We must take right-wing hatred seriously. We must take Trump and Le Pen and all of the rest of these right-wing nationalists seriously.
Please, remember Jo Cox. Remember her face. Remember why she died.
And fight for her legacy. Don’t stop fighting. And don’t allow them to cover up her death, or to cover up how serious the threat we face is.
The world must know Jo Cox. America must know Jo Cox.
NOTE: This link is to a blog called Gypsy Magic. All of the herb names you read in Shakespeare’s MacBeth that sound arcane are listed here on this site with modern names and scientific names as well.
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