Jeremy Corbyn’s drive for tolerance ‘gave platform to extremists’

By Dominic Kennedy, The Times

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A campaign against Islamophobia launched in parliament by Jeremy Corbyn gave a platform to supporters of jihad, a report claims today.

Islamophobia Awareness Month (Iam), which was celebrated in council buildings, universities and schools, featured extremist speakers. The campaign promoted the views of Cage, the pressure group that once described Mohammed Emwazi — Jihadi John — as having been a “beautiful young man”.

The campaign gave mainstream respectability to “individuals with a high-profile extremist history”, according to the Henry Jackson Society think tank in a new report Profiting from Prejudice: How Mend’s ‘IAM’ Campaign Legitimised Extremism.

Read more on The Times.

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