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The Labour leader launched an astonishing defence of Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan whose website was blamed for inspiring a generation of terrorists.

Jeremy Corbyn said two British cyber jihadis who recruited and fundraised for terror groups online had not ‘done anything wrong’, it can be revealed today.

The Labour leader launched an astonishing defence of Babar Ahmad and Syed Talha Ahsan whose website was blamed for inspiring a generation of terrorists – including the gang behind the July 7 bombings in London in 2005.

Just weeks after they were extradited to the US to face justice in October 2012, Mr Corbyn called on Americans to ‘get behind’ the pair.

They were jailed after admitting running Azzam Productions – a website that raised money, recruited fighters and found equipment such as bulletproof vests and night vision goggles for the Taliban, Chechen mujahideen and other terrorist organisations.

Footage obtained by the Daily Mail shows Mr Corbyn defending the men and calling on during an interview on the Islam Channel.

He said: ‘The great tradition of civil liberties campaigning in the USA particularly by the black community, I hope they are going to get behind Babar and Talha and say ‘hang on, these guys haven’t done anything wrong’.’

Ahmad was jailed for 12 and a half months and Ashan for eight years after they confessed to assisting the Taliban.

Mr Corbyn’s campaign has been repeatedly marred by the exposure of his links to terror groups including Hamas and the IRA.

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