Following Guido’s story yesterday that Jeremy Corbyn accepted a £5,000 donation from a man who supports Palestinian terrorism, the Labour leader has condemned Ted Honderich but is refusing to hand back the cash. Corbyn’s spokesman tells the Telegraph:
“The donation was made but Jeremy does not agree with his statements on terrorism. Jeremy is opposed to the use of violence.”
If he really thought that strongly about it he would give the money back. As it stands his campaign was funded by a terror supporter…
Jeremy Corbyn accepted a £5,000 donation from a man who claimed Palestinians have a “moral right” to terrorism. Prof. Ted Honderich, who donated the money to Corbyn’s leadership campaign last month, wrote in a 2011 letter to the Guardian:
“Palestinians have a moral right to their terrorism within historic Palestine against neo-Zionism”
Honderich went on to describe Palestinian terrorism as “based on true humanity“:
“Terrorism, as in this case, can as exactly be self-defence, a freedom struggle, martyrdom, the conclusion of an argument based on true humanity”
In an interview with Iranian state television channel Press TV, Honderich is quoted as repeating his comments:
“What is happening in Palestine, what is being done by neo-Zionism is such that it gives Palestinians, I happen to believe this and it’s gotten me into trouble, a moral right to their terrorism against neo-Zionism within all of historic Palestine.”
In 2002 Honderich wrote a book called “After the Terror“, which was withdrawn from sale in Germany after Holocaust Centre director Micha Brumlik alleged it was anti-Semitic.
This is Honderich’s donation to Corbyn:
Here is Honderich tweeting his delight at Corbyn’s victory:
1 Corbyn day. 12 Sept 2015. The best public day of my life. Hope for England. Against the little shits.
— Prof. Ted Honderich (@TedHonderich) September 13, 2015
Will the Labour leader return the £5,000 given by a man who openly supports Palestinian terrorism?
UPDATE: The Daily Telegraph follows-up with a report that a spokesman for Jezza said: “The donation was made but Jeremy does not agree with his statements on terrorism. Jeremy is opposed to the use of violence.”