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POLITICO: Security policy expert slams Jeremy Corbyn’s terror speech

The HSC’s Associate Fellow Rohullah Yakobi, who fled the Taliban aged 12, said Corbyn ‘ignores the role of Islamic extremism and its world view.’

“Removing or shifting the blame from terrorists and passing it on to the British people at a time when they have just suffered one of the most horrible and barbaric atrocities is just grotesque and disrespectful to the victims, the families, and so this for me is really really really difficult to accept,” he said.

Yakobi, who was born in Afghanistan, said his community was mercilessly attacked by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan, one of the countries where he lived before arriving in Britain.

“So as long as we continue to stand by our values we will be their target, regardless of what we do in terms of foreign policy, in terms of any other things that we do,” said Yakobi.

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