Victim Blaming?

Jeremy Corbyn to Blame Terror Atttacks on Britain’s Foreign Policy

Jeremy Corbyn, the controversial leader of Britain’s Labor Party, will blame the U.K.’s foreign wars for terror attacks such as the Manchester suicide bombing when campaigning for the country’s general election recommences Friday. According to a leaked speech, Corbyn, who has been mocked and reviled for his extreme left-wing stance, will claim a link between “wars our government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home,” as he relaunches his party’s election campaign Friday after the three-day pause. The Independent reports that Corbyn will stress that his assessment is shared by the intelligence and security services and “in no way reduces the guilt of those who attack our children,” but will add, “An informed understanding of the causes of terrorism is an essential part of an effective response that will protect the security of our people, that fights rather than fuels terrorism. We must be brave enough to admit the ‘war on terror’ is simply not working. We need a smarter way to reduce the threat from countries that nurture terrorists and generate terrorism.”