The Grand Duchy of Bloodthirstan sends its best wishes to George Galloway, MP (blech), and prayers for a speedy recovery.
On the other hand, George, a diet of milkshakes and smoothies doesn’t suck!
Respect MP George Galloway was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw on Friday night after being attacked in the street.
Police arrested a British man over the incident, which is believed to have been prompted by comments Galloway has made about Israel in past weeks.
The 60-year-old was posing for pictures in Notting Hill, London, on Friday evening when a man lashed out at him, his spokesman said. Galloway gave a statement to police after a man aged 39 was arrested.
“George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him,” his spokesman said.
“It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust. George is badly bruised but OK. He has bruising to his head and face and is in pretty bad shape.”
Why would someone so beset the honourable MP for Bradford West?
Last week, the MP was interviewed by police under caution after he was accused of inciting racial hatred by declaring his constituency, Bradford West, an “Israel-free zone”.
In a speech he gave in Leeds on 2 August he said: “We don’t want any Israeli goods; we don’t want any Israeli services; we don’t want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college; we don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford, even if any of them had thought of doing so.”
Surely, that’s how his constituents want it.
Surely, there must be more:
“What else is Gaza but a Warsaw Ghetto? When the people, the heroes, of the uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto, who decided they’d rather die on their feet, than live on their knees, desperate for food and water, rose up and tackled their besiegers – those who were keeping them in that Warsaw Ghetto – they were rightly hailed and are remembered in history as freedom fighters, as heroes. Yet the Palestinians, when they rise up out of their Warsaw Ghetto, are called terrorists in your country, and in my country, never mind in the country that is doing the besieging,” charged Galloway.
Who knew that the Warsaw Ghetto had luxury hotels and malls, teeming markets, and water parks, as Gaza does (or did)? Learn something new.
Is that all?
According to Galloway, “the Zionists” engineered the situation in Ukraine in order to bring “the Nazis” to power and have the Ukrainian Jews “settle in Palestine”.
“The bizarre alliance in the Maidan between former Israeli army officers [is] the most ugly alliance you can possibly imagine. [This] is part of the thinking of this… Well, if these Nazis come to power in Kiev, and they hate Jews so much, the remaining Ukrainian Jews will feel that they have to go and settle in Palestine,” he continued.
Isn’t a person entitled to his own opinion, no matter how bat[bleep] crazy?
The Respect Party MP for Bradford West claimed that the Jewish state had given rebel groups affiliated with Al Qaeda chemical weapons for use against Syrian civilians.
“If there’s been any use of nerve gas, it’s the rebels that used it…If there has been use of chemical weapons, it was Al Qaeda who used the chemical weapons,” claims Galloway in a video distributed on the internet.
“Who gave Al Qaeda the chemical weapons? Here’s my theory: Israel gave them the chemical weapons.”
Slander and libel are not enough for Galloway: there must also be lying:
[D]uring a debate in the British Parliament on whether to take part in a military offensive against Syria, Galloway was challenged by Matthew Offord, a representative of Hendon in North London.
Offord said he had received several e-mails from constituents on Galloway’s hateful remarks, then said, “I would find that very hard to believe that the honorable member said that, so would he like to take this opportunity to refute that, or provide the evidence to satisfy my constituent?”
In response to Offord, Galloway said that letters from constituents were “unreliable”, because, he claimed, “I said no such thing.”
A nut, a liar, and a bully, sure, but debate is healthy. Isn’t it?
British lawmaker George Galloway, known for his vehemently anti-Israel views and support for Hamas, stormed out of a debate at Oxford University on Wednesday night after learning that his opponent was Israeli.
The Respect Party MP for Bradford West advocated that “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank”, while his opponent, Eylon Aslan-Levy, claimed that a withdrawal should take place only as part of a negotiated peace agreement.
After Levy used the term “we” to describe Israel’s stance, a perturbed Galloway interrupted asking “You said ‘we,’ are you Israeli?”
After his opponent answered in the affirmative, Galloway said, “I don’t recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israelis,” as he stormed out of the room.
Galloway attempted to justify his behavior on his Facebook page saying, “I refused this evening at Oxford University to debate with an Israeli, a supporter of the Apartheid state of Israel.”
“The Reason is simple: No recognition, No Normalization, Just Boycotts, divestment and sanctions, until the Apartheid state is defeated.”
Look, everyone agrees that George Galloway is, to be kind, a pig. But do we go around beating pigs in the face and breaking their jaws?
Let me think about it:
“The story, for those who don’t know it, is Scarlett Johansson. She’s a very famous Hollywood actress, I think of Swedish or Danish origin [don’t tell George she’s Jewish—he’ll have a stroke!], who is a big star. She’s taking money from a company called SodaStream to promote their product, which is a kind of spray which sprays soda water into drinks,” said Galloway.
I’ve got to say to her: You are an absolute disgrace. Your face should be scarlet now – scarlet with embarrassment that you chose a few shekels from SodaStream over Oxfam and over your international reputation.”
“Because your hands are certainly scarlet – they are scarlet with the blood of the Palestinian people, whose land has been stolen so that these illegal settlements can produce products like SodaStream,” he said.
Time was, a man would punch the pig square in the face for those remarks alone. Or buy a cigar for the man that did.
Not that we condone such senseless violence—oh no. Though come to think of it, Galloway is lucky not to have been assassinated for his incitement against Jews, as happened to Meir Kahane for his remarks about Arabs. Six weeks of cream of broccoli soup versus an eternity underground—see what I mean?