Jeremy Corbyn unmasked: How ex-Labour leader claimed 9/11 was ‘manipulated’

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Last month, Sir Keir Starmer said Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership was the “number one” issue with Labour raised by voters on last year’s campaign trail. The new Labour leader, who took over from Mr Corbyn on April 6, told the Financial Times that “fair or unfair” criticism of his predecessor had dominated conversations with voters. He told the publication: “The topic of conversation was always what was coming up… anybody who knocks on doors knows a number of things came up.

“The leadership of the Labour Party was number one, fair or unfair.”

Sir Keir also took aim at the “overload” of Labour’s manifesto, which included a string of policies on nationalisation, worker ownership of companies, and decarbonisation.

He added: “People thought there was too much in it and because there was too much in it they didn’t believe any of it.”

The new Labour leader’s comments come after a wide-ranging Shadow Cabinet reshuffle which saw a string of Corbynite frontbenchers including John McDonnell, Diane Abbott and Richard Burgon replaced with figures from the party’s soft-left.

As many wonder whether Sir Keir will be able to restore the party’s electability before the next general election, unearthed reports shed light on some of the most controversial claims made by Mr Corbyn during his career.

According to a 2015 report by The Telegraph, the veteran left-winger once claimed that 9/11 was “manipulated” to make it look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible to allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan.

The claim was made by Mr Corbyn in an article in 2003 for The Morning Star newspaper.

The former Labour leader wrote: “Historians will study with interest the news manipulation of the past 18 months.

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“After September 11, the claims that Bin Laden and al-Qaeda had committed the atrocity were quickly and loudly made.

“This was turned into an attack on the Taliban and then, subtly, into regime change in Afghanistan.”

Mr Corbyn was heavily criticised in the days before winning the Labour leadership after suggesting that the death of Bin Laden was a “tragedy”.

In previous years, the left-winger also wrote a series of articles, in which he appeared to endorse the conspiracy theory about the “New World Order”.

The “New World Order” conspiracy is frequently linked to theories about the so-called “Illuminati” and claims about a “totalitarian world government”.

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In an article for “Labour Briefing” in 1991, Mr Corbyn wrote: “We now know that the Gulf War was a curtain-raiser for the New World Order: the rich and powerful, white and western will be able to maintain the present economic order with free use of all the weapons they wish for.”

That same year, he said in Socialist Campaign Group News: “The aim of the war machine of the United States is to maintain a world order dominated by the banks and multinational companies of Europe and North America.”

Furthermore, writing for Labour Peace Action, Mr Corbyn noted: “What is required now is a bold, democratic alternative to the New World Order. The US veto at the Earth summit in Rio shows just who calls the shots in this New World Order and who will be asked to foot the bill.”

At the time, Mr Corbyn’s spokesman refused to deny that the new Labour leader was referring to the “New World Order” conspiracy theory in his articles.

The revelations came ahead of his first Labour conference as leader in 2015.

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