Jeremy Corbyn is very concerned about British citizens who go off and fight for ISIS. You might think that this means he will do something about it, that he is outraged a British citizen would commit treason in this way – but that’s not what Corbyn means. No, Corbyn, looking at a video posted on the Twitter feed of Daniel Hannan, is worried that these treasonous murderers will be denied a right of return to Great Britain.
So, Mr Corbyn, what would you do about Isis terrorists?
"The important thing is to challenge Islamophobia and racism."
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) August 27, 2018
Corbyn tells us that he doesn’t support what ISIS does, which is reassuring, I guess. But he does think we should deal with this issue not ‘as a legal process that seeks to ban people travelling, but to deal with it politically by challenging Islamophobia and racism’.
You see, it is not the beheading as such that Corbyn is concerned about – it is all the ‘Islamophobia’ out there that is the problem. So if you are one of those people with a fear of having your head chopped off by some Islamist, you are an unhinged racist.
You remember ISIS, right? They are the guys that chop people’s heads off and post the videos on the internet to recruit more jihadis to chop off more heads, or indeed blow themselves and lots of teenage girls up at an Ariana Grande concert.
This link to Wikipedia (the videos are not shown) gives the details of some of the head-chopping by ISIS up to 2017. The list includes James Foley, an American photojournalist documenting the Syrian civil war. He was abducted in November 2012, in north-western Syria. Foley was the first American citizen to be killed by the British ISIS member ‘Jihadi John’.
Another victim of Jihadi John was David Haines. He was a British aid worker abducted in March 2013 while working in Syria for the humanitarian aid group Agency for Technical Co-operation and Development assessing a refugee camp. Apparently the fact that he was actually helping refugees was enough to earn him the death sentence.
Alan Henning was a taxi driver from Salford who volunteered to deliver aid to Syria. Again Jihadi John thought this was enough to earn him death.
Let us learn a little bit more about our loyal British subject Jihadi John, which I admit I have taken from Wikipedia so I cannot guarantee its accuracy.
Mohammed Emwazi’s family moved from Iraq to the UK when he was six, and lived in inner west London. He went to St Mary Magdalene Church of England primary school in Paddington and Quintin Kynaston comprehensive in St John’s Wood.
In 2006, he went to the University of Westminster and got a 2:2 degree in information systems with business management. He went to work as a salesman at an IT company in Kuwait and was considered by his boss to be the best employee the company ever had. I guess it was the poverty, then, and lack of education that made him cut off the heads of aid workers. Or maybe it was something else – an ideology such as Islamism, perhaps.
Among other ISIS beheading victims were at least 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian construction workers by the seashore in Tripoli, Libya, and 30 Ethiopian Christians.
Why, it was only in July this year that ISIS decapitated three people at a boys’ school and set the building on fire in an attack carried out in Afghanistan. We trust Corbyn does not approve of this either.
But remember – according to him, restricting the movements of British ISIS terrorists is ‘not the solution’. Instead we should seek to restrict your right to object to the odd beheading, in case it generates ‘Islamophobia and racism’.
The thing is, Jeremy Corbyn is not some random person down the pub who doesn’t matter – he is the Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition. This does not mean he must actually oppose Her Majesty or indeed her subjects and their interests. Corbyn is supposed to defend them – but instead he seems to defend a lot of groups that have a lot of opposition to Her Majesty and indeed her subjects.
There really is no point in having a big fancy army (not that we have one of those these days) if you do not have the will, the sheer determination, to face down evil. But everywhere you look there are apologists for evil – it is not the ideology of ISIS that is the problem, it is the racism and Islamophobia the poor murderers experienced at home, says the Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition. That doesn’t sound very loyal to me.