The buffoonery and hubris here is stunning, even for leftists.
Diane Abbott has spoken about why she opposed a ban against Al-Qaeda
The Shadow Home Secretary, a close ally to Jeremy Corbyn, said in March 2001 that historically many of the groups had been “described as terrorists but survived to take tea with the Queen”.
And months after the July 7 terror attacks in London in 2005, Ms Abbott voted against legislation to make it an offence to glorify the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism.
Defending her decisions this weekend, she told The Times: “I have consistently voted against laws that provide too broad a definition of terrorism or that fail to provide due process.
“I believe that we best protect our security with a strong sense of our liberties. In 2005, ‘glorification’ was a particularly vague and dangerous speech offence threatening journalistic freedom and other peaceful dissent against oppressive regimes around the world.”