Jeremy Corbyn said he “forgot” meeting Dyab Abou Jahjah

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Jeremy Corbyn has said that he “forgot” that he met the controversial activist Dyab Abou Jahjah after saying on BBC Radio 4’s World at One:

“I’m sorry, I don’t know who this person is”.

After presented with evidence that Corbyn had shared a platform with Dyab Abou Jahjah his team admitted that the Labour leadership candidate had met him. Jahjah is one of the most controversial Arab activists and said:

“Every dead American, British and Dutch soldier is a victory”.

Jahjah has also made statements which questioned the Holocaust which adds to other individuals linked to Jeremy Corbyn who have expressed similar views.