Thursday, October 06, 2005

Locked & Loaded for Galloway

Journalist and activist Brett Lock has cast a helpfully cold light on George Galloway, the "outspoken" and "left-wing" British MP who recently upbraided Canadians for sending soldiers to Afghanistan on the grounds that by doing so, we were merely helping the Yanks and the Brits do the devil's work in Fallujah.

Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, came to Mississauga September 17 to tell us: "I'm amazed that so many people in Canada believe they're not a part of this crime. . . your soldiers in Afghanistan are doing the dirty work of George W. Bush and Tony Blair."

It didn't take much sleuthing on Lock's part to discover that Galloway himself is no stranger to the devil's work and has been keeping some rather sordid company of his own. By Lock's lights, it's not too much of a stretch to say: Respect candidate would execute gays.

Lock is referring to Dr Mohammed Naseem, who ran as a candidate for Galloway's Respect party. Dr. Naseem bankrolled Respect's election campaign, providing a third of its election war chest, and serves on Respect's executive committee. Dr. Naseem also acts as the "home affairs spokesman" for the Islamic Party of Britain, about which Lock reports:

"They would ban gay organisations, or to put it in their words, they would “safeguard public decency by preventing any public advocacy for homosexuality”. Any violation of this law would fall under “public incitement”, which leads us to their next point – how to deal with public displays of homosexuality or “lewdness witnessed by several people” as they quaintly put it. The penalty for that is death!"

It's all there at Lock & Load


6 Comments:

Blogger Linda Johnson said...

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12:39 AM  
Blogger Scott Tribe said...

I just wanted to pass along our formal
welcome to you being accepted into the Progressive Bloggers group. I look forward to reading some of your stuff, as you have a pretty interesting background.

Regards
Scott

1:37 PM  
Blogger P. said...

Great blog, nice work! Welcome to Prog Blog.

3:42 PM  
Blogger PR said...

Ouch. Things can get prickly when lefties turn on eachother.

8:39 PM  
Blogger Dr. Dawg said...

Welcome aboard!

I think it's a stretch to call Galloway "left-wing." He's even anti-choice on abortion. Greg Palast sums the man up nicely here:

http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=457&row=0

5:52 AM  
Blogger Dirk Buchholz said...

I do have my problems with Galloway.But I enjoyed every second of his rant before the senate.
Galloways stand on certain issues reflect the fact that he is a populist and will compromise on issues if it is to his advantage.I think this is wrong and in the end will hurt him.Opportunism seems to be a factor in some of his decisions

2:36 AM  

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