Corbyn Slammed for Politicising Dead After Blaming West for Terror Attacks


26 May 2017 by Liam Deacon 


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has blamed terror attacks in the West on British foreign policy and military interventions, just hours after general election campaigning resumed following the Manchester bombing.

Mr Corbyn, who believes the UK has not been involved in a just military campaign since 1945, has been accused of politicising the death of 22 innocents and excusing terrorist ideology at the first opportunity.

The far-left leader, however, insisted his “assessment in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children” and the war on terror “is simply not working”.

Mr Corbyn has repeatedly voted against counter-terror laws and is a former chairman of Stop the War, which published a blog in the wake of terror attacks in Paris saying France was “reaping the whirlwind” for bombing Islamic State.

During the speech, Mr Corbyn didn’t link terror to Islamist or radical Islamic ideology, and insisted the attacker was “no more representative of Muslims than the murder of Jo Cox spoke for anyone else”.

In the speech, Mr Corbyn promised to reverse Tory cuts to police and security services. He also claimed that bowing to Islamist demands for Western troops to leave Muslims lands would help protect people in the UK.

“We will also change what we do abroad,” he said. “Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, have pointed out the connections between wars that we’ve been involved in… in other countries such as Libya and terrorism here at home.”

Under a Labour Government, British foreign policy would “reduc[e] rather than increas[e] the threat to this country”, he claimed.

Addressing British troops, he said: “I want to assure you that, under my leadership, you will only be deployed abroad when there is a clear need and only when there is a plan and you have the resources to do your job to secure an outcome that delivers lasting peace.”

Ghaffar Hussain, head of outreach at the Quilliam Foundation, which has advised the Government on extremism, was quick to point out that violent Islamist extremism in the UK is often sectarian or targeting Westernised Muslims, making it hard to link to foreign policy.

Ben Wallace, the Government’s security minister, went further and condemned Mr. Corbyn for his “twisted reasoning” and “appalling” and “crass” politicisation of dead innocents.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “The reality is these people hate our values. You only have to look at their propaganda to realise.”

He described the timing of the speech and its contents as “incredibly disappointing and crass”, adding: “I’m a Lancashire MP, many of my neighbours and some of the near constituents have been in this attack themselves.

“To try and make a sort of political statement… this is why his timing is also appalling because actually I don’t think the substance of what he says is correct at all.”


11 Responses to “Corbyn Slammed for Politicising Dead After Blaming West for Terror Attacks”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Ben Wallace, one of the Tory politicians whose failed security policies allowed this carefully managed incident to occur is an incredible hypocrite. He himself is shamelessly using this tragedy for political capitol.



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    Corbyn’s war on anti-terror

  2. sovereigntea says:

    Curiously in the time leading up to the attack Ben Wallace re-tweets articles intended to promote the idea that Corbyn is weak on terrorism. A coincidence ?

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    “By boosting our morale, they prolonged the violence.” Ex-IRA man Sean O’Callaghan writes on Corbyn and McDonnell;
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  3. eddieleejn says:

    But I thought it was a false flag? If it’s a false flag and Corbyn is about truth and opposition to the lies, then why isn’t he saying it’s a false flag? Or are they lies too…. oh God knows. Hmmmm. Peace.

  4. Lanimer says:

    It certainly seems like a blood ritual of the worst kind and a day we should all be wary of but not fear – fear is all they really want from us. The Manchester attack was very real I’m afraid Tap but probably nothing like the final version of events or tally of injuries and deaths so each to their own thoughts but I have it pretty clear that something truly dreadful did happen but the lack of blood evidence is suspicious to say the least.

    • Lanimer says:

      Absolutely. Politicians are all walking conspiracies themselves, they win nothing for talking about them as Mr/Mrs Telegraph would have a field day on them, they would love Corbyn to slip his words more on it, they are frothing and foaming to get the worst image of Corbyn printed to kill of his chances but they’ve been failing but they won’t stop til they have him hanging. My only and biggest concern if Labour get in, there will be a revolt against Corbyn and the commonpurpose red tories within his cabinet will try to overthrow him. Hopefully he will be ready for this and do an epic re-shuffle and rid the parasites before they destroy his possible tenure early.

  5. Lanimer says:

    On another note, I’m sad to say a friend of mine lost one of their best friends and is on the dead list and is dead, fact, she dies from the attack, their is no doubt, my friend is very broken about it, they were very close. He is setting up an auction of some sort to pay for funeral costs and for her family in general. People did die in this attack, it did happen. People did get hurt, badly.

  6. ian says:

    people died on 9/11 too and 7/7. Who’s your friend Lanimer.?

    • Lanimer says:

      Honestly it wouldn’t be fair to say, they are not a close friend with me personally but a friend within a circle of friends who I know well enough to verify isn’t a bullshitter. He is in a musician & one of his best friends is confirmed dead. I don’t give names out willy nilly on any website of friends sorry. I’m sure it was a false flag however, I’ve said the rest. 🙂

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