London: Lawmaker Jo Cox, who was fatally shot and stabbed last week, was killed because of her political beliefs, her husband said on Tuesday.
Brendan Cox told that his late wife was apprehensive about the politicians “creating division and playing on people’s fear rather than their best instincts.”
In his interview to BBC, he said: “She was a politician and she had very strong political views and I believe was she killed because of those views,” he said.
“I think she died because of them and she would want to stand up for those in death as much as she did in life.
It is the Syrian community, who will undoubtedly suffer most from her Jo Cox’s death, for she ‘Champion of humanity’ was the strongest advocate for the human rights of Syrians. She sacrificed its own humanity in its response to the Syria crisis.
She routinely raised the issue of Syria and was preparing a report for Parliament on the rise of Islamophobia. She was working on a report about violence against Muslims, especially Muslim women, the Guardian reported.
In the video, The Times newspaper reported, she spoke about Islamophobia in her constituency. She told the newspaper how “many of our young women don’t feel safe when they’re out on the street.”
Director of Tell Mama Fiyaz Mughal told The Times: “In the last 18 months South Yorkshire is one of the leading areas in the country [for Islamophobic incidents].”