Muslim convert to be sentenced for Facebook threats against Tory MP


A Muslim convert who threatened to bomb an MP's house and "show her what it's like to murder innocents" after she voted in favour of Syria air strikes is due to be sentenced.

Craig Wallace, 23, launched a tirade of abuse on Facebook aimed at Tory MP Charlotte Leslie, who represents Bristol North West.

"I'm going to smash her windows then drop a bomb on her house while she's tucked up in bed. You dirty f****** pig-shagging slut," he wrote.

"I'm going to find her and show her what it's like to murder innocents. You dirty pig-f****** whore," he said in a second post on December 3, the day after MPs voted to authorise air strikes.

Wallace, who calls himself Muhammad Mujahid Islam on Facebook, pleaded guilty at Hendon Magistrates' Court to sending threatening communications.

He has a string of convictions for violent offences including possession of a knife, and is due to be sentenced at Willesden Green Magistrates' Court.

Wallace converted to Islam while in prison serving a sentence of almost five years for attempted robbery.

Three weeks after he was released he posted the messages on a thread of comments on the UK Truth Movement Facebook page.

Ms Leslie's father saw the comments online and reported them to police.

Wallace claimed he was "venting his anger" and had not had any sleep because he had been "protesting for two or three days".

Wallace, of Teignmouth Road in Willesden Green, north London, admitted the offence earlier in the month, but his sentencing was adjourned so a full risk assessment could be carried out.