WATCH: London Mayor in Angry Exchange with CAGE Director


London Mayor Boris Johnson has told the group who tried to blame the radicalisation of Jihadi John on British security services that they should instead focus on “the human rights of those being beheaded” by Islamic State.

Speaking on radio station LBC, Mr Johnson accused CAGE director Asim Qureshi of “crying Islamophobia” and “scattering blame around” and urged him to condemn the terror group.

“I really, really think that the focus of your indignation and your outrage should be on people who go out to join groups that throw gays off cliffs, that behead people who don’t subscribe to their version of Islam, that glorify in the execution of innocent journalists and aid workers,” he said.

“I just feel you have got it 100 per cent the wrong way up. The security services are trying to keep us safe. They cannot conceivably be blamed.

“If you are a human rights group funded by charity then you should be sticking up for the human rights of those being beheaded in Syria and Northern Iraq, that should be the focus of your concern.”