Corbyn says Jihadi John should have been arrested not bombed

Jeremy Corbyn is such a womble. He reckons that a constable should have gone along and asked Mr Jihadi John to come down to the station for some questioning instead of copping a drone strike.

David Cameron of course says otherwise.

Jeremy Corbyn has been ridiculed by one of his own MPs after saying it would have been ‘far better’ to capture Jihadi John alive – as David Cameron insisted killing him was the ‘right thing to do’.

The Labour leader said Mohammed Emwazi – who Pentagon officials are ’99 per cent’ sure was ‘evaporated’ in a US drone attack – should have been arrested and held to account in a court of law.

But he was mocked almost immediately by Labour MP Ian Austin, a former aide to Gordon Brown, who tweeted ‘I’m sure he’d have come quietly’.

In contrast to Mr Corbyn’s stance, news of Emwazi’s reported demise was welcomed by the Prime Minister.

Mr Cameron branded the world’s most wanted man a ‘barbaric murderer’ and called the targeted strike an ‘act of self defence’ because he remained a threat to innocent people, including Britons.

He also went on to say that Emwazi had ‘killed many, many, Muslims’ and ‘was intent on murdering many more people.’

The militant executioner is believed to be responsible for the deaths of several ISIS hostages, including Britons Alan Henning and David Haines.   

Although Jeremy Corbyn said Emwazi had been held to account for his ‘callous and brutal crimes’, he insisted that a better outcome would have seen him arrested and forced to stand trial.

In a statement he said: ‘We await identification of the person targeted in last night’s US air attack in Syria. It appears Mohammed Emwazi has been held to account for his callous and brutal crimes.

‘However, it would have been far better for us all if he had been held to account in a court of law.

‘These events only underline the necessity of accelerating international efforts, under the auspices of the UN, to bring an end to the Syrian conflict as part of a comprehensive regional settlement.’

But in an apparent swipe at the leader of his party, Mr Austin tweeted: ‘How do people who think Emwazi should have been put on trial think this could have happened & how many others would he kill in the meantime?

‘Look, why couldn’t the police just go an [sic] arrest Emwazi? It’s not as if it’s a really dangerous war zone & I’m sure he’d have come quietly.’

The MP for Dudley North, a minister in Gordon Brown’s administration, had earlier tweeted: ‘Well done to UK & USA military & security personnel who’ve made sure barbaric murderer Mohammed Emwazi can’t slaughter anyone else.’

Mr Corbyn has previously faced criticism for describing the assassination of Osama bin Laden as a ‘tragedy upon a tragedy’ that would make the world a more dangerous place.

He told Iranian national television, shortly after bin Laden was shot four years ago, that the 9/11 mastermind should not have received the ‘death penalty’, but should have been put on trial.

Failure to do so, Mr Corbyn said, was ‘a tragedy upon a tragedy’, after the World Trade Center attacks, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jeremy Corbyn is a gutless coward. He’s entitled to be one but his gutlessness and cowardice means he is unfit for public office.

Given events in Paris today the wise course of action against Islamic terrorism is to kill them all. Wombles like Corbyn would be dispensing hugs and cuddles.


– Daily Mail

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