Remember the old adage of 'sticks and stones'? It was a children's rhyme, intended to boost the self-esteem and resilience of youngsters against name-calling. At the tender age of 27, Labour's Zarah Sultana should perhaps recall the rhyme more freshly than most, but not it seems, according to her emotional appearance at a parliamentary debate on Thursday.
The debate was held in order to discuss a definition of Islamophobia created by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. The MPs are calling for the government to adopt the definition and make it legally binding, therefore paving the way to criminalising criticism of Islam.
During her speech, Sultana highlighted various insults that had been directed her way since she was elected in 2019. It was all too much for the lass, as she broke down several times and sniffled throughout. Her colleagues Imran Hussain, Khalid Mahmood and Naz Shah sat nearby, but did not appear to comfort the poor girl. Perhaps Zarah would be well advised to go and visit some of the places she referenced in her speech and experience real suffering, as opposed to her affluent and pampered lifestyle in the liberal West, which has clearly turned her into an emotional wreck.
You can see Zarah's tearful performance below.