Who is Rakeem Malik ( Prisoner jailed again for threatening labour MP ) Wiki, Bio, Age, Crime details, Investigations and More Facts

A  prisoner threatened to kill Labor MP Jess Phillips in a letter he sent from his cell.

Rakeem Malik, 54, had previously threatened her and other lawmakers and had already been convicted.

Philipps said her last letter intercepted before reaching him threatened to “harm and kill her”.

Malik, a Muslim convert born Paul Anthony Harrison, had previously sent letters threatening to eat Theresa May’s body, kill Boris Johnson “for Christmas” and Labor MP Rosie Cooper on behalf of “British jihadists” to bomb.

He is currently serving a life sentence, issued in 1999 after admitting to attempting to kill a “cellmate” he attempted to strangle with shoelaces at Ashworth High Security Hospital in the United States.

Malik appeared on video link today at Birmingham Crown Court, where he was sentenced to five years in prison with a five-year license extension for other offenses.

After the hearing, Mrs Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley, said, “He is a dangerous man. I feel resigned to the position of someone he will receive, and perhaps will receive, threats for the rest of my life.”

She said the letters were intercepted “with threats to hurt and kill me” before they reached her.

Malik Sentenced

After Malik was sentenced again on Monday, Phillips said she felt a little “reassured” that the police are “incredibly responsive” and “given the attacks on parliamentarians and an attack on our democracy is taken very seriously.” . ‘

She said: “I am a little resigned that this will continue to happen in my life. I’m less afraid of it because I knew I was already in prison. I can risk taking care of it. ”

She added: “It doesn’t seem to me that this is a man who is about to be released from prison, so I don’t feel particularly in danger. I’m glad the right thing happened to me because I’m a woman.

“This is a man who has already written about Jo Cox in his letters. I said vehemently and accurately that I was a woman. It tires you, but you have to continue.”

Malik had previously admitted threatening death, sending threatening letters in two cases and violating a criminal order.

His sentence will follow another five-year sentence, already served after he pleaded guilty to three counts in a previous hearing related to threats to kill West Lancashire MP Cooper in May 2019.