Twitter trolls target female Muslim MP over Syria air strike vote

The Conservatives’ first Muslim woman MP has been targeted with violent threats on Twitter and Facebook after voting for air strikes against the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Nusrat Ghani, the MP for Wealden, East Sussex, dismissed as “idiots” the social media users who made threats via Facebook and Twitter and said she would continue doing her job, debating national security, and trying to represent and protect her constituents.

The abusive comments and threats were posted after the vote on air strikes on December 2, and have now been passed to the police who are examining the evidence to see whether any potential offences have been committed.