'Hitlist' of pro-Iraq war MPs removed from website

MP Stephen Timms
Image caption MP Stephen Timms was targeted because he voted for the Iraq war

A list of MPs who voted for the Iraq war has been removed from an extremist website after the Home Office contacted American authorities.

The site had also hailed Roshonara Choudhry, who tried to kill East Ham MP Stephen Timms in May, as a "heroine".

It was among those cited in court as an influence by Choudhry, who was jailed for a minimum of 15 years on Tuesday.

A Home Office spokesman said: "We did get in touch with the US government about it."

Choudhry was found guilty of attempted murder and two counts of possessing a knife, after stabbing Mr Timms twice in the stomach at one of his constituency surgeries on 14 May.

After her conviction, the website - which claims it provides Islamist news and analysis to "counter the mainstream propaganda" - published details all 395 MPs who voted in favour of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

But the Home Office confirmed on Friday that list is no longer online.

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