Labour MP hits out at ‘completely fake’ viral article in support of Shamima Begum

Jess Phillips during the Labour leadership husting at the ACC Liverpool. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Images via Getty Images)

Labour MP Jess Phillips has hit out at a "completely fake" image of a so-called headline that went viral on Twitter suggesting her support for jihadi bride Shamima Begum.

The image, shared on Twitter, included an apparent headline that read: "Whilst some around her were losing their heads, Shamima Begum kept hers - she would make a fine Labour MP", with Phillips' name and picture underneath.

Sharing the image herself on Twitter, Phillips branded it "completely fake" but said it had gone viral, putting her and her family and staff at risk of violence.

Phillips has previously spoken out about the abuse she has received on social media, calling for Parliament to act against anonymous trolls and revealing that she had contacted police about threats of rape she had received.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2018, Phillips said that she was subjected to "bile and abuse" on a daily basis by anonymous trolls and received 600 rape threats in just one night.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of east London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, going through security at Gatwick airport, before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, she is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout file still taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of (left to right) 15-year-old Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and Shamima Begum before catching a flight to Turkey in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, Shamima Begum is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of east London schoolgirl Shamima Begum, who left Britain as a 15-year-old to join the Islamic State group and is now heavily pregnant and wants to come home.
Sahima Begum (sister of Shamima Begum) and Abase Hussen (father of Amira Abase ) leave the Houses of Parliament in London, after giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee after three schoolgirls are feared to have joined Islamic State in war-torn Syria.
Handout comp of stills taken from CCTV issued by the Metropolitan Police of (left to right) Kadiza Sultana,16, Shamima Begum,15 and 15-year-old Amira Abase going through security at Gatwick airport, before they caught their flight to Turkey on Tuesday. The three schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State.
The famiiles of Amira Abase and Shamima Begum after being interviewed by the media at New Scotland Yard, central London, as the relatives of three missing schoolgirls believed to have fled to Syria to join Islamic State have pleaded for them to return home.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum attends an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10 : In this photo taken from video, (L-R) Kadiza Sultana's Cousin Fahmida Aziz, Shamima Begum's sister Sahima Begum, Amira Abase's father Hussen Abase and Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee representing the families of the three schoolgirls missing in Syria attend an evidence session at Parliaments Home Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, on three girls who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) in London, England on March 10, 2015. (Photo by House of Commons/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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She said: "In my own experience, the violence and aggression I am threatened with every single day has its peaks and troughs depending on what I'm talking about.

"If you speak from a feminist perspective, which I very frequently do, you will suffer from a huge amount of internet trolling, largely from what seems to be the Alt Right."

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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