Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Olivia Chow's Cheap Stunt: 'My Favorite Fascist Was Barred; How Come Coulter Gets In?'

As followers of these creepy circus-midway acts will know by now, the University of Ottawa has canceled [or not] a performance by the freakish Yankee harridan Ann Coulter on the dubious ground that some sort of security threat [or not] had arisen from the presence of a herd of people who clearly spend too much time watching Fox News without their smelling salts close at hand.

Insufficiently noticed in the ruckus was the grandstanding opportunity to which Olivia Chow (NDP Toronto-Spadina) rushed in the House of Commons, only to make a bigger fool of herself for free and by accident than Coulter likes to make of herself on purpose and for money.

Mr. Speaker, once again the government is showing its hypocrisy. A year after banning anti-war MP George Galloway from entering Canada, the minister of censorship has no problem with letting a pro-war Conservative come and preach hate.

George Galloway is not an "anti-war" MP, and he was not banned from entering Canada. Back in the days before such terms became too indelicate and blush-making for the sort of people who constitute Olivia Chow's activist base, we would have called Galloway a fascist thug, or perhaps a Mosleyite demagogue. "Anti-war" is not the compound adjective that would have come immediately to mind, at any rate.

And Galloway was not banned from Canada. He dodged a speaking engagement in Canada last year knowing full well that if he attempted to enter Canada he might have found himself detained for being on the wrong side of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act. That's because Galloway had just come from Gaza, where he'd made a great public show of delivering bags of loot to Hamas boss Ismael Haniya, whose gangsters murdered their way into power in Gaza and have since busied themselves with "arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture, maimings by shooting, and extrajudicial executions" of suspected anti-Hamas Palestinians.

And Galloway was not in Gaza to donate his cash to some charitable purpose, either. That's another lie. In Galloway's own words: "Many of my friends have to give their cash to charities. But I, now, here, on behalf of myself, my sister Yvonne Ridley, and the two Respect councillors – Muhammad Ishtiaq and Naim Khan – are giving three cars and 25,000 pounds in cash to Prime Minister Ismail Haniya. Here is the money. This is not charity. This is politics."

In the House, Chow disgracefully parroted Galloway's conspiracy propaganda - "CBSA was told that Galloway could not be admitted under any circumstances" - and referred to Galloway as a "pro-peace MP," if you don't mind. (A digression: It would appear that the dirty little blackshirts who form Galloway's Canadian entourage have managed to raise less than $7,000 of the $20,000 they had planned to bilk from gullible hippies to pay off Galloway's crack legal team.)

Here's Chow's "pro-peace" British MP for you: "I glorify the Hizbollah national resistance movement, and I glorify the leader of Hizbollah, Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah."

Well of course he would. After all, it seems like just yesterday that Galloway was in Ottawa to celebrate the 74th birthday party for the Syrian Social Nationalist Party - an unambiguously fascist movement with shiny boots and uniforms, its own distinctive swastika, and an anthem sung to the tune of Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles.

Infamous for traveling to Baghdad to slobber on the slippers of the "indefatigable" Saddam Hussein, Olivia Chow's favorite fascist is nothing if not promiscuous in his affections for authoritarian police states. Galloway is a celebrity presenter for Press TV, the scab-run, holocaust-denying propaganda arm of the Tehran regime, which routinely jails and murders trade unionists, Bahais, journalists and dissenters. On the collapse of the decrepit Soviet regime: "The worst day of my life.”

Well, to be fair, there are some things about the old Soviet Union that are to be missed, I suppose. The soaring brilliance of their pop-music idols, for instance. Even more engrossing than an Ann Coulter performance:


Blogger Francis Sedgemore said...

Yes, yes and thrice yes. But I imagine that a Letter Before Action is winging its way across the Pond as I type. Pin it up in the khazi in case you run out of the soft stuff.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Raphael Alexander said...


I watched that QP live, and because of her Chinese accent I thought she just mispronounced "citizenship" as "censorship". But no, she actually did call Mr.Kenney the minister of censorship. What a complete shambles of a woman she is.

4:54 PM  
Blogger Christopher W said...

And you might be interested to know, Terry, that your efforts for women in Afghanistan are merely reinforcing the "dominant Orientalist narrative".

8:34 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Galloway is also anti feminist and anti-choice, so why her husband is accusing Harper of being anti-choice she is up there supporting Galloway.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Galloway is very much pro-war - just for the other side. I have no idea how he's managed to both publically donate money to Hamas* and gain a reputation as an "anti-war" campaigner.

*Along with his support for Saddam, the USSR, Hezbollah, the SSNP, Chavez, the intifada, etc.

1:48 PM  

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