Corbyn: Don’t prosecute ISIL supporters 


The Labour leader once argued that Islamic State supporters shouldn’t face prosecution for expressing a “political view”, The Telegraph reports. Mr Corbyn made the remarks during a 2014 parliamentary debate. He was asked if he supported IS fighters being placed on special measures if they return to Britain, he replied: “I have no support for ISIS whatsoever, and obviously that should apply to someone who has committed crimes, but we should bear in mind that expressing a political point of view is not in itself an offence.”

Adding: “The commission of a criminal act is clearly a different matter, but expressing a point of view, even an unpalatable one, is sometimes quite important in a democracy.”

“We should be slightly cautious about announcing that we will start to deal with people on the basis of a general view that they have expressed.”

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