Owen has even lashed out at pro-Corbyn rag the Mirror...
There is absolutely no chance a newspaper would splash a childhood photo of an Islamist terrorist who murdered 49 Christians in a church as an “angelic boy”. Displacing focus from the victims to oh how could such a sweet WHITE boy become a terrorist is abhorrent pic.twitter.com/pcQCOBzMpT— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) 16 March 2019
A similar tweet was posted by Labour NEC member Huda Elmi later the same day.
Shamima’s child was dehumanised & called “ISIS Baby”, but fascists get to be “angelic” children gone wrong. It serves to paint him as a tragic outlier: a lone, tortured wolf. In reality, this is the product of violent & islamophobic dogma becoming normalised across the world. https://t.co/QPW3fapn9E— Huda Elmi (@hudaelmi_) March 16, 2019
However, eagle-eyed Twitter users have pointed out previous newspaper headlines about the 'angelic schoolboy' now known to the world as Jihadi John. And Owen is supposedly a journalist!