Green MP Golriz Ghahraman shares 'touching' hate mail

  • 08/08/2018
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman shares 'touching' hate mail
Photo credit: Twitter/ Golriz Ghahraman

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has shared a piece of "touching" hate mail she received in the post.

The nasty letter contains a meme which says: "Jesus Loves You. Everyone Else Thinks You're An Asshole."

Ms Ghahraman joked about the letter on Twitter, saying: "This is touching. Someone used paper and the actual postal service to send a troll meme."

The sender has also written a message above the meme, which begins with "Go back to Iran."

Ms Ghahraman said the hate mail is far from the worst she's seen, but luckily a lot of her messages are screened for her.

"This is at the absolute tamest end of the scale tbh," she said on Twitter.

"It's been so persistent and never ending that I can't remember life before it (also other people usually screen it now so this was special)...but oh my god should it not be like this for WoC (Women of Colour).

Ms Ghahraman, a former human rights lawyer, is New Zealand's first refugee MP.

She arrived in New Zealand when she was nine years old, after her family fled the Islamic Republic of Iran.