A Jewish lawmaker from the greater London area said he has received death threats because he is Jewish, the BBC reported Wednesday.
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Lee Scott, the Conservative MP for Ilford North, said he has had five death threats in the past year, telling the British Parliament during a debate on anti-Semitism on Tuesday that he received a phone call telling him he should be "stoned to death."
"Being Jewish is my religion, that's the end of it," Scott told BBC London. "I was born a Jew, and that's what I've chosen to practice."
"I would never enforce my religious beliefs on anyone, so why should I have that for just my religion?" he asked. "Some will like me, others won't; some will like my party, others won't. But whether they like me or not, it's not a reason to try and kill me."
Scott said his constituents have told him they are increasingly concerned about anti-Semitism, the BBC said.
It cited Britain's Metropolitan Police as reporting a 92 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the course of a year, spiking to 322 in the period between October 2013 and the same month this year, nearly double the 167 incidents between October 2012 and October 2013.