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November 3, 2017

Cosying up to extremists: Corbyn is speaker at hardline Islamic meeting – just 24 hours before he snubs invitation to honour the birth of Israel

Henry Jackson Society

Jeremy Corbyn was accused of cosying up to extremists last night after attending an event held by a hardline Muslim group accused of anti-Semitism.

The Labour leader spoke at a Commons meeting staged by an organisation that attacks Israeli ‘Zionists’ on social media.

He addressed the Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) event on Wednesday – but last night snubbed a formal dinner with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A report by the Henry Jackson Society think-tank said the organisation was an ‘extremist-linked group’ that has hosted ‘illiberal, intolerant and extremist Islamist speakers’.

Tom Wilson, of the Henry Jackson Society, said: Public figures and elected officials agreeing to speak at Mend’s events should be aware that this is an organisation which has hosted preachers known for their extremist and intolerant views.

‘That is who they are aligning themselves with.’

Read more in the Daily Mail