The leftist enemy

Mashari Althaydi
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The warning issued by Britain’s home secretary, who is ironically originally from Pakistan, against the leader of the leftist populist Labour Party, who hails from the heart of Britain, Jeremy Corbyn, is rightful even if it’s marred by the heat of partisan competition between the Conservative and Labour parties.

Sajid Javid had launched a scathing attack on Tuesday against Corbyn and labelled him a “threat to national security” while asserting that he is not fit to be a prime minister.

Javid made these statements while delivering a speech at the annual Conservative Party conference which was held in Birmingham. Conservative minister Javid said that it would be “downright dangerous” for Corbyn to get into Number 10, i.e. 10 Downing Street in London.

"Imagine having someone in no.10 who has voted against vital counter-terrorism legislation. Someone who refuses to condemn the Kremlin over an attack on our soil. Someone who compared the actions of the US military, our closest ally, to Daesh. Who voted against banning Al Qaeda,” Javid added.

Actually the threat of leftism in its sickly state does not only lie in the examples made by Javid against the leader of British leftism and populism. Corbyn has also staunchly defended the Iranian Khomeini regime, and he is a bitter enemy of Arab countries that reject the Iranian project, primarily Saudi Arabia. He also makes frequent appearances on Arabic-speaking or English-speaking satellite television channels in support of Iran.

The threat of leftism in its sickly state does not only lie in the examples made by Sajid Javid against the leader of the British Labour party

Mashari Althaydi

The case of Corbyn heavily sums up a manifold political malaise which “believes” in the mortality, permanence and support of hostility against the US and against politically conservative Arab countries, as he will not be himself if he does not hate.

I know there are some politicians and media figures who make gains out of the Qatari-Brotherhood betrayal, which is considerable treason, but I am not talking about these. I am talking about the people of faith and those who hate their countries and their countries’ power.

Corbyn has predecessors who took other paths to express hatred towards the British self. An example is the most famous traitor and spy of the 20th century, the Soviets’ agent, the communist, intelligence officer and prominent academic Kim Philby.

Corbyn’s case is also an eye-opener to the global networks of leftism, even those that are less audacious and public, and which are active in the entire world in the media, political, artistic and civil spectrums against Arab interests.

They are enemies like the Brotherhood and Khomeinism.

This article is also available in Arabic.


Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy

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