Muslim MPs have spoken out about the shocking levels of hatred they experience during a debate on Islamophobia.
Labour's Naz Shah accused the Government of supporting a "pernicious form of racism" by a rejecting a widely accepted definition of Islamophobia.
Ms Shah said the party was "not serious about the safety and security of British Muslims".
She said she feared for her own safety and wondered if she would be killed – as she spoke out about the threats made against her.
She said she had received threats saying people would "string her up".
Another person wrote “I hope you see your children dead in your arms”
One vile comment said: “You don't deserve life… You are pure evil and your clock is ticking.”
Ms Shah spoke in a back bench debate on Islamophobia – which came after the government said it would reject the definition supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia.
She said: "If it is down to women to define the experience of feminism, the experiences of people of colour to define racism, the experience of Jews to define anti-Semitism, the experience of the LGBTQ+ communities to define homophobia, I ask the minister how dare he tell the British Muslims that our experiences cannot define Islamophobia.
"If that isn't a pernicious form of racism then what is it?"
Attacking the Tory party for rejecting calls from its former chairman Baroness Warsi to hold an inquiry into Islamophobia, she said it was "hypocrisy of the highest order" when dealing with Islamophobes to "publicly suspend them and privately sneak them back in when they think nobody's watching".
She tearfully talked about the deadly attack in Christchurch earlier this year, and read out abusive comments that were sent to her in the wake of the killings.
Ms Shah said: "I ask, which Muslim's life must go next for us to simply recognise and understand Islamophobia?
She called on the Government to "rethink this decision" after it rejected the definition of Islamophobia drafted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, which has been accepted by a number of other political parties, saying "further careful consideration" over the wording was needed.
Her Labour colleague, Wes Streeting accused the Conservatives of making "the same mistakes" as Labour did with anti-Semitism.
He said: "The same miserable, inexcusable pattern of dismissal, denial and delegitimisation of serious concerns raised by prominent Muslims about racism within their ranks."
He called for the definition to be adopted more widely but Tory MP Sir John Hayes (South Holland and the Deeping) asked if it was helpful.
He said: "The debate we're having is not about the intent. Not about our shared commitment to deal with hatred or prejudice. Whether this definition or this APPG report moves things on or whether it doesn't.
"There are different opinions about that and not all of those opinions are spiteful or unhelpful or deliberately obstructive. They are opinions made in good faith."
Labour's Khalid Mahmood said the "issue of Islamophobia is not defined" in the APPG's report and said British Muslims should be proud and should "start to move away from the victim mentality and be positive about who we are".
Shadow Home Office minister Afzal Khan said the APPG's definition already had the "widespread support" of over 750 groups.
He added: "The Government does not need to reinvent the wheel, the definition has the support of many organisations."
Housing and Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said some of the examples of Islamophobia raised during the debate were "utterly shocking".
He added: "As a country, we are stronger because of the contribution British Muslims make at every level and in so many different ways.
"It is right that we should celebrate and be proud of this rich diversity. British Muslims make this country, our country, so special and the place that we all rightly call home."
Mr Brokenshire acknowledged that more needed to be done, adding: "That is why this Government has taken steps to ensure that for the first time police forces are required to disaggregate religious hate crime and data to allow us to better identify anti-Muslim hatred.
"This has, as a number of colleagues have underlined this afternoon, sadly revealed that Muslims are commonly targeted."
On the definition of Islamophobia, Mr Brokenshire welcomed the work of the APPG on British Muslims but said it was vital to get the definition right.
He added: "It is clear that with such a complex subject we need to interrogate this further as a matter of urgency."
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