Cameron: New Labor Leader a 'Threat to Security'

British Prime Minister David Cameron warns about Hamas sympathizer Jeremy Corbyn, a day after he was elected Labor leader.

Ben Ariel, Canada ,

UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
UK Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Newly elected UK Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn is a "threat to national security", British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, according to the Independent.

The Prime Minister warned that Corbyn, who was elected Labor leader on Saturday, would undermine the UK's defenses.

“The Labor Party is now a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family's security,” he said.

"Whether it's weakening our defenses, raising taxes on jobs and earnings, racking up more debt and welfare or driving up the cost of living by printing money – Jeremy Corbyn's Labor Party will hurt working people,” warned Cameron.

"This is a very serious moment for our country – the Conservatives will continue to deliver stability, security and opportunity for working people."

The Conservative party Twitter account also posted an almost identical message and asked for people to retweet it, according to the Independent.

Though Cameron’s warning do not mention this, Corbyn infamously called Hamas and Hezbollah as his "friends". In the days before the vote he also received an endorsement from Hamas, with the terrorist group hailing him for his "sympathetic" stance towards them.

Corbyn's election as head of Britain's opposition will greatly worry many British Jews, the majority of whom have voiced deep concern over his disturbing links to a wide range of extremists, spanning far-right holocaust deniers, an anti-Semitic Christian minister and Islamist terrorist groups.

Those links - as well as his highly controversial leftist economic policies - have drawn criticism from the British Jewish community and senior party figures alike.

Meanwhile, noted the Independent, the media battle comes ahead of a likely parliamentary vote on bombing Syria, one of the first foreign policy tests of Corbyn's leadership.

Deputy leader Tom Watson said Labor would have to see Cameron's proposals on Syria before it decided whether to vote for them or not.

"I think we need to hear what the government’s proposals are: what the mission is, what the exit strategy is, and what it would cost," he said.

"But I would be very, very skeptical if David Cameron is only saying we should bomb: any military advisor will tell you, if he’s serious about dealing with ISIS that would require troops on the ground. I don’t think there is any will on any of the benches in parliament for troops on the ground."

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