Monday, 1 November 2010

MP Stephen Timms stabbed 'in revenge for Iraq war'

(Ed: Looks like Timms was a victim of what has been called 'Sudden Jihad Syndrome')

A woman stabbed Labour MP Stephen Timms twice at a constituency surgery in revenge for his vote for the Iraq war, the Old Bailey has heard.

The Labour MP for East Ham said he thought Roshonara Choudhry wanted to shake hands when she smiled before lunging at him in Newham on 14 May.

Miss Choudhry told police she wanted "to get revenge for the people of Iraq", prosecutors said.

The 21-year-old is accused of attempted murder and having an offensive weapon. Read more

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