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June 16, 2016 12:39 pm

British Labour MP Jo Cox Dies After Being Shot, Stabbed Multiple Times

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Labour MP Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed. Photo: Twitter.

Labour MP Jo Cox died after being shot and stabbed. Photo: Twitter.

The Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed multiple times after a constituency meeting.

Armed officers responded to the attack near a library in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on Thursday afternoon. A 52-year-old man was arrested in the area, police confirmed. The suspect was named locally as Tommy Mair.

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  • Jay Lavine

    A kind of scenario that has repeated itself many times presents as a divisive issue within a society, one that provokes tremendous contentiousness, anger, and hatred among people. Then a person with brain dysfunction, aroused by all this vitriol and sturm und drang, commits an unthinkable act.

    The lesson to be learned is that debates on issues of public importance need to be carried out in a civilized manner, based on fact and reason and devoid of sinat chinam (baseless hatred).

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