While people were being stabbed to death on British streets, a Daily Mail article revealed that leading Labour activist Barbara Ntumy had deemed it appropriate to excuse jihad, tweeting the idiotic suggestion that ‘one mans [sic] Jihadist/Terrorist is another mans Freedom Fighter’, adding ‘#JustSaying.’
Mr Corbyn faced further outrage after high-profile supporter Daniel York, an actor who starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Beach, described ‘Chinese and Indians’ as ‘clueless’ minorities who ‘suck up to the white colonial establishment’. Ms Ntumy’s remark comes after a string of controversies about Mr Corbyn’s attitude to terrorism, including links to IRA supporters and backing for the Palestinian cause.
Ms Ntumy, a member of the National Union of Students’ executive, introduced Mr Corbyn when he launched his 17-page ‘race and faith manifesto’ in Watford last week.
Her remark about terrorism was made on Twitter in July 2014, just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber killed 17 in Afghanistan. Last night, Ms Ntumy told The Mail on Sunday: ‘I absolutely 100 per cent condemn terrorism.’