U.K. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn is a longtime anti-Semite. As Foreign Policy reminded readers last October, the leading politician of Britain's main center-left party once infamously referred to sharia supremacist terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah as his "friends":
Then, three days after al Qaeda’s suicide bombings in London in July 2005, Corbyn spoke at a Stop the War Coalition rally in the city to stress the reason that civilians there were being blown up on trains and buses was "because of the way we inflict an insecurity on so many other people around the world. We have to be very clear about that."
It is a favorite Corbyn theme. At another Stop the War rally (before becoming leader of the Labour Party, attending Stop the War rallies constituted a significant part of Corbyn’s life), he said the Islamic State’s beheading of Alan Henning, a British aid worker, was "the price of jingoism."
For groups regarded as less extreme than al Qaeda and the Islamic State, Corbyn has been less restrained — and often a vocal backer. In a 2009 speech in London, where he was addressing the Stop the War Coalition, Corbyn famously described Hamas and Hezbollah as his "friends."
He now says he regrets that statement, yet he has been friendly with those in Hamas’s orbit throughout his political life.
Furthermore, as The Daily Wire's Kassy Dillon reported last August, Corbyn allegedly met directly with Hamas officials as part of a trip to Israel and
the West Bank Judea and Samaria in 2010:
According to i24NEWS, Corbyn met with two groups of Hamas parliamentarians during his trip between November 5-9 as a part of a delegation with the Islamist lobby group Middle East Monitor (MEMO).
The trip also reportedly violated parliamentary rules due to Corbyn failing to disclose it to the British Parliament’s Register of Members’ Financial Interests. A colleague on the trip, Labour MP Andrew Slaughter, declared the trip to cost £927, which is over the threshold which required MPs to report gifts of £660 or more. Slaughter claimed the trip was funded by Friends of Al-Aqsa and Middle East Monitor.
Now, as The Telegraph of Britain reports, Hamas has publicly thanked Corbyn for his recent message of pro-Hamas solidarity at a pro-Palestinian rally in London:
Hamas has thanked Jeremy Corbyn for his message of solidarity to a pro-Palestinian rally in London, a move that threatens to reignite questions over the Labour leader’s links with the militant group.
"We have received with great respect and appreciation the solidarity message sent by the British Labor Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to the participants in the mass rally that took place in central London," Hamas said in a statement.
As a reminder, Hamas is a genocidal Sunni sharia supremacist jihadist outfit that serves as the Palestinian-Arab branch of the global Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas's 1988 founding charter calls for both the annihilation of Israel and the death of every Jew in the world. In multiple op-eds for The Daily Wire, I have repeatedly called for the Israel Defense Forces to commence a comprehensive land/air invasion that would finally extirpate the Hamas cancer from the Gaza Strip.