Reeling under three recent terror attacks, will the U.K. be dumb enough to trust their future security with this maniac?
Jeremy Corbyn has argued that people who support Islamic State should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”.
The Labour leader told MPs that Britain should not make “value judgements” and that holding a view was not in itself “an offence.”
Speaking during a parliamentary debate on temporary exclusion orders in 2014, he questioned the creation of “legal obstacles” for fighters returning from to the UK from Syria.
Asked by a Conservative MP if he believed Isis fighters should be subject to special measures when they return to Britain, Mr Corbyn suggested they should not be prosecuted for “expressing a political point of view”.
He said: “I have no support for ISIS whatsoever, and obviously that should apply to someone who has committed crimes, but we should bear in mind that expressing a political point of view is not in itself an offence.
Well, unless you doubt climate science, then you’re an unmitigated monster who wants people to die or something.
Oh, and Corbyn can deny he supports ISIS, but what about his supporters?
Jeremy Corbyn faced outrage last night after it was revealed a leading supporter had described Islamic terrorists as ‘freedom fighters’.
Activist Barbara Ntumy tweeted the astonishing claim that ‘one mans [sic] Jihadist/Terrorist is another mans Freedom Fighter’, adding ‘#JustSaying.’
The claim that jihadis can be equated with freedom fighters such as Nelson Mandela – who used armed resistance in the campaign to end apartheid in South Africa – will cause particular offence having emerged just over a week after the Manchester Arena terror attack claimed 22 lives.
Mr Corbyn faced further outrage after high-profile supporter Daniel York, an actor who starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach, described ‘Chinese and Indians’ as ‘clueless’ minorities who ‘suck up to the white colonial establishment’. Ms Ntumy’s remark comes after a string of controversies about Mr Corbyn’s attitude to terrorism, including links to IRA supporters and backing for the Palestinian cause.
Ms Ntumy, a member of the National Union of Students’ executive, introduced Mr Corbyn when he launched his 17-page ‘race and faith manifesto’ in Watford last week.
Her remark about terrorism was made on Twitter in July 2014, just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber killed 17 in Afghanistan. Last night, Ms Ntumy told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I absolutely 100 per cent condemn terrorism.’
Sure you do.