Why would Jeremy Corbyn call for Hamas to be withdrawn from the terror list?
Jeremy Corbyn in 2009, said the militant Palestinian group should to be removed from Britain’s list of banned terror groups.
Is there a connection between this clear support of a terrorist group and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan who also has ties to Hamas? London Mayor Sadiq Khan is a man that has far too many ties to radical terror groups than is acceptable, even to the political parties? London Mayor Sadiq Khan has “too close for comfort” ties to radical islamic terror groups.
The question thus posed would be, how can Khan be expected to successfully fight Islamic terrorism for London when he’s “in bed” with terrorists himself?
The Manchester bombing on 22 May shows a clear interconnection between terror groups and individuals, with the private and corporate Intelligence Services MI6, Mossad and the CIA. How far do these connections actually go? If Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan are tied to such groups then we have a situation whereby our elected representatives are also connected to terror groups and ideologies.
In 2016, Prime Minister David Cameron was widely criticised in the UK when he claimed that London mayor Sadiq Khan had ties to the terror group ISIS. An investigation by Disobedient Media has determined that Khan has ties not just to organisations associated with ISIS, but also groups such as Hamas, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.
During his time as mayor, London has seen an increase in terror incidents with concerning indications that terror groups wish to stage a major attack on the City of London. Khan has used his forum to tell Londoners that the West must learn to live with terrorism as a part of daily life.
Khan’s extreme flirtation with radical Islamic extremism raises serious questions about his commitment to fighting a wave of extremist fuelled terrorism that only continues to spread after a number of attacks and police operations in London and other areas of the UK.
Khan’s Relationship To Figures Tied To Hamas And The Muslim Brotherhood
Khan has openly associated in the past with individuals and organisations tied to Palestinian terror group Hamas. During his time as a legal advocate, Sadiq Khan served as the Chief Legal Advisor of the Muslim Council of Britain’s legal affairs committee.
Khan was a member of a delegation organised by the Muslim Council of Britain in 2003 to protest what they described as “indiscriminate” arrests of Muslims for alleged terror ties. The Muslim Council of Britain was placed under investigation by the British government over “irregularities” surrounding £1,263,000 in aid given to it by the government. In the past it has admitted to funding groups tied to both Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and is banned from Israel as a result of its ties to terror. On September 19th, 2004, Khan spoke at an event which included Ibrahim Hewitt; Hewitt has decreed on record that adultery should be punished by stoning. Hewitt serves as the Chairman of The Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal), an organisation which has been labeled as a Terrorist Entity by the United States Department of the Treasury for providing support to Hamas and acting as a part of it’s funding network in Europe. Despite the US Treasury’s designation, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has described Hewitt as a “very good friend.”
That same year, Khan spoke out in defence of Qatar-based Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has praised suicide attacks and decreed that homosexuality is a crime under Islam. Qaradawi has travelled directly to Gaza for the purpose of providing Hamas with ideological legitimacy and stated that Palestinian suicide attacks against the nation of Israel are justified. Qaradawi was also barred from entering into the United States in 1999, the UK in 2008, and France in 2012. In 2007, Khan and Jeremy Corbyn were present at a tenth anniversary celebration of the Palestinian Return Centre (PRC).
The PRC is accused by the Israeli government of being affiliated with Hamas and had invited Hamas Minister of Refugee Affairs Atef Ibrahim Adwan to speak at the same event the year before.
While the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) claims to be non-sectarian, a government report released in 2015 revealed that supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood “played an important role in establishing and then running” the MCB and continues to exert “significant influence” in it.
In 2009 the UK government cut ties with the MCB after it signed a public document which appeared to condone violence against any country supporting an arms blockade of Gaza.
The government report also found that a number of Brotherhood groups have for years been raising funds in the UK. Some of those funds have allegedly been linked to Hamas, whose military wing was proscribed by Britain as a terrorist organisation in 2001.
The MCB was also criticised for its ties to Jamaat-e-Islami, an Islamic group linked to a number of terror organisations in Pakistan whose members have been accused of war crimes in Bangladesh.
In 2009, Khan acted as a member of an international campaign which sought to resist attempts to extradite Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan for their role in providing material support to the Taliban and Chechen jihadist groups via a number of websites they ran under the name of Azzam Publications. Ahmad and Ahsan were ultimately extradited to the United States, where they pled guilty to terrorism charges.