‘People Here Must Realise They Are Defeated’ – Corbyn’s Parliamentary Guest [UPDATE]

People here in the West have to realize that they are defeated.

I don’t want the G20 to succeed in lifting the world economy. I want them to fall off a cliff.

Holding the meeting in Parliament is very important to usmany people thought it would not be possible… it’s about linking the militants and the politicians

Dyab About Jahjah, while  sitting next to Jeremy Corbyn

*

Tomorrow evening it will be my pleasure and my honour to host an event in Parliament where our friends from Hizbollah [Aboujahjah,] will be speaking ….so far as I’m concerned that is absolutely the right function to use parliamentary facilities… to invite [Aboujahjah] to meet members of Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn MP, next to Aboujahjah

*

They’ve been under considerable pressure all day to cancel the meeting… getting people to email and call… anti-semit[ism] was still an accusation made today

John Rees of Stop the War introducing Corbyn and Aboujahjah describing the protests over Aboujahjah’s anti-semitism

My last blog reported on how Jeremy Corbyn’s guest in the British parliament, Dyab Abou Jahjah of Hizbollah, had said:

I consider every dead British …soldier as a victory

as well as writing a hate blog replete with anti-semitism and homophobia that referred to ‘Aids-spreading fagots’ ‘the cult of the Holocaust and Jew worship,’ and ‘hoax gas-chambers’ among its many other delights.

My story was picked up all over the British press and finally forced even the BBC to ask Corbyn about it. Jeremy Corbyn first denied even knowing Dyab About Jahjah.

Corbyn then did a U-turn when a photo was posted by the extremist of the two of them sitting in the Grand Committee Room of the Commons.

corbyn guest 2

But his staff were still making excuses for him to the Jewish Chronicle:

If the views expressed are indeed Aboujahjah’s there is no question he said them in Jeremy’s hearing.

The implication given is that when Jeremy Corbyn invited Aboujahjah, he did not know of his anti-Semitic views. But I’m afraid he did. They were discussed at the Stop the War public meeting, where the two spoke together, in Corbyn’s presence.

UPDATE: I am indebted to @Carlgardner on Twitter for pointing me to the real smoking gun here, which shortens my blog considerably. Corbyn and Aboujahah are introduced  by Stop the War’s John Rees. He refers to protests over Dyab’s antisemitism: ’emails and calls all day’ (0:27 and  4:30). He specifically refers to the blog ‘Harry’s Place’ published two days earlier “Stop Abou Jahjah“.

Harry’s Place had cried foul on the antisemitism of Corbyn’s guest, by reproducing this cartoon.

annef

Harry’s Place also showed Aboujahjah celebrating 9/11 and advocating violence in demonstrations. Mr. Rees says it’s not antisemitic; it’s to do with “zionism”. Right. Sure. Because there was a modern state of Israel when Anne Frank was sent to die in Auschwitz.

So did Corbyn know of his guest’s views? Evidently, he did. The campaign should come clean.

Corbyn’s guest Aboujahjah had  also published his notorious blog containing the gay and Jewish slurs listed above.

So how does Jeremy Corbyn react, sitting there, after hearing of the Jewish protests “all day” against Aboujahjah?

“Tomorrow evening it will be my pleasure and my honour to host an event in Parliament where our friends from Hizbollah [Aboujahjah, on the platform next to him] will be speaking ….so far as I’m concerned that is absolutely the right function to use parliamentary facilities….” [applause]

Corbyn then takes very specific responsibility for organizing both events, this first one as far as Stop the War Chair and the second as an MP. He refers to the ‘International Union’ Abou Jahjah is heading as ‘we’, i.e. he is a member of it;

it is historic. And I’m very pleased that the Stop the War Coalition and the Palestinian Parliamentarians have come together to do tonight’s meeting and indeed what we are doing tomorrow night [hosting Aboujahjah in Parliament]

corbyn guest 2

Corbyn goes on: (5:38)

And part of that is to invite our friends from Lebanon [Aboujahjah] …to London to take part in those meetings, and to meet a number of members of Parliament – I can’t speak as to whether any government ministers will be there, I doubt it…

Abou Jahjah refers in his own speech, where he was right next to Jeremy Corbyn as his guest, to his role in the Arab European League including accusations of terrorism. He goes on to say: (10:30)

People here in the West have to realize that they are defeated.

And he’s charming about the financial crisis raging in the UK: (11:28)

I don’t want the G20 to succeed in lifting the world economy above the hill. I want them to fall on the cliff.

Did Jeremy Corbyn object to Aboujahjah saying ‘People here have to realise they are defeated?’ No he didn’t.

Aboujahjah (12:33) talks of Corbyn’s key role in supporting his organization in Parliament ..it was thought to be impossible to get into the UK Parliament:

The IPUFP is holding tomorrow the meeting in Parliament at the House of Commons, which is for a us a very important moment because …many people thought it will not be possible… we are also very proud to be your guests here today at the Stop The War Coalition because for us it’s about linking the militants, the activists and the politicians who are willing to talk.

Incidentally this was planned deeply by Corbyn and by Aboujahjah as a way to get the Hizbollah and Hamas terrorist groups into parliament, as a way of legitimizing these terror groups. Corbyn ‘It is absolutely the right function of parliamentary facilities’ – he even refers to the role of parliament for the furtherance of his guest’s cause:

I consider every dead American, British and Dutch soldier to be a victory – Dyab Abou Jahjah

To the Jewish Chronicle, Corbyn boasted at the time that Aboujahjah’s partner on the trip was ‘the first Hizbollah MP to speak in the House of Commons.’

Aboujahjah was trying to use Parliament to gain legitimacy for Hizbollah, with Jeremy Corbyn’s help. And it was part of a pattern for him. In Dec 08 year he had boasted of tricking the Belgian Parliament to allow a Hizbollah man in, again, to lend legitimacy:

A seminar on Palestinian prisoners in Israel was a ruse to smuggle Hizbollah leaders into Parliament and let them speak.

[House authorities] felt tricked by Ecolo MP Fouad Lahssaini. Abou Jahjah wrote jubilantly on his website AEL ‘Hezbollah was at a conference in the Belgian parliament.” About Jahjah, involved as the director of the organizing association, speaks of a “milestone for the parliament,” a “special day in his life, for the AEL and the Belgian people.”

John Rees has just banged on interminably about the rights of ‘the resistance’ i.e. Hamas and Hizbollah.  And of course the videos put up by ‘Stop the War’ are entitled ‘Meet the Resistance.’

So yes, Jeremy Corbyn didn’t “accidentally host” About Jahjah nor was he unaware of his anti-Semitic views. He knew there were Jewish protests. He knew why. He knew about the Anne Frank cartoon, and the rejoicing in 9/11. He sat there, next to Abou Jahjah, as the latter said ‘People here must realise they are defeated’ and said sod all.

Jeremy Corbyn was clear: it would be ‘my honour and my pleasure’ to host this man who gloried in the deaths of British soldiers. Corbyn intended Aboujahjah’s parliamentary visit to legitimize him.

Days later, Jacqui Smith as Home Secretary barred Jahjah from the UK.

7 comments

  1. gkfh1 · August 20, 2015

    Disturbing no doubt (I have “liberal sympathies” myself), but this is the Art of the Possible were talking here…if mud sticks in a mud wrestling contest it is hardly surprising (and just as well if one wants to be the slippier)!

  2. Simon · August 21, 2015

    Its ridiculously disingenuous to say that Jahjah is advocating the views about gay people and holocaust quotes – the article is clearly about the limits of free speech. Likewise with the cartoons that he put out – they were supposed to be as offensive as possible.

    • louisemensch · August 23, 2015

      The article is about th limits of free speech but it protests that Muslims can’t freely express their ‘disgust from homosexuality’ ‘without being persecuted for being homophobic’ sic

  3. Henry · August 22, 2015

    Isn’t he allowed an opinion? God knows, we have to listen to yours enough.

    • louisemensch · August 23, 2015

      Hope Diane’s giving you overtime. Not sure arguing that it’s fine for Jeremy Corbyn to equate ISIS and Iraq is an appropriate use of Parliamentary resources, given the email you sent it from (and I have taken a screenshot)

  4. geraint · August 26, 2015

    “People here in the West have to realize that they are defeated.”
    “I don’t want the G20 to succeed in lifting the world economy above the hill. I want them to fall on the cliff.”

    Oh my god he is an anti-imperialist AND an anti-capitalist. Run for the hills!

  5. Norman Washington Lowe · August 26, 2015

    Seems like we have another possible Galloway – this time a serious contender for the Labour leadership. No wonder Galloway said he would re-join Labour if Jeremy Corby wins leadership…and he’s a contender thanks to his Pope-like rhetoric and blabber about justice and how much he cares.

    He only cares about his ideology. He claims to be a man of the people but most British people wouldn’t give air to terrorists and racists who claim Europeans are ‘defeated’.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s