Mr Corbyn claimed that two British men who raised money online for terror groups had ‘not done anything wrong’
Mr Corbyn made such claims on the Islam channel in 2012 whilst being interviewed.
Labour leader defended Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan who’s website inspired a ‘generation of terrorists’.
Footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows Mr Corbyn defending the men and calling on during an interview on the Islam Channel.
He said: ‘The great tradition of civil liberties campaigning in the USA particularly by the black community, I hope they are going to get behind Babar and Talha and say ‘hang on, these guys haven’t done anything wrong’.’
Ahmad was jailed for 12 and a half months and Ashan for eight years after they confessed to assisting the Taliban.
This really does put things into perspective. Do we want to elect a Prime Minister who has no problem whatsoever defending convicted individuals who raise money for terrorism online?
In my opinion, this is all you need to know to see where his loyalties sit.
Deirdre Daly, the US Attorney for Connecticut, told a court:
‘They acknowledged that they solicited funds, recruited personnel and provided additional support for acts of terror, including efforts based out of the United States and solicitations for support that were specifically targeted at US residents.’
Judge Janet Hall, who heard the case, said: ‘What these two men did was, they gave material support… they wanted material support to flow to the Taliban at a time when the Taliban was protecting Osama bin Laden, at a time when Osama bin Laden was planning and carrying out the 9/11 attacks.’
Mr Corbyn has come under increasing pressure during the election campaign regarding his support for IRA terrorists and his reluctance to defend the realm.