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March 20, 2009

British MP George Galloway Banned from Canada

Canada has deemed British MP George Galloway a threat to its national security and has consequently banned him from entering the country.

Canadian Immigration Ministry spokesperson Alykhan Velshi explained that the ban imposed on Galloway

was designed to protect Canadians from people who fund, support or engage in terrorism.

Velshi stated further

We're going to uphold the law, not give special treatment to this infandous street-corner Cromwell who actually brags about giving 'financial support' to Hamas, a terrorist organisation banned in Canada.

I'm sure Galloway has a large Rolodex of friends in regimes elsewhere in the world willing to roll out the red carpet for him. Canada, however, won't be one of them.

Read the full article here.

Posted by at March 20, 2009 11:11 AM

Comments

George Galloway has only himself to blame he pours out Iranian propaganda on his TV shows and only has one view of the world.he seems to be obssesed with the desruction of Israel.

Baz

Posted by: baz at March 20, 2009 12:15 PM

Galloway was coming to Canada on a speaking tour. Have we become so used to Tory-style dictatorship that we meekly go along, or even applaud, when someone is preventing from speaking on the absurd pretence of national security?
See Ulli Diemer's article "Free speech - as long as it doesn't offend anyone" for an analysis of this kind of widespread hypocrisy, at http://www.diemer.ca/Docs/Diemer-FreeSpeech.htm

Posted by: Rockford at March 20, 2009 10:00 PM

On the topic of hypocrisy, Rockford, were you as upset when Wilders was banned from the UK?

Posted by: anon at March 20, 2009 11:23 PM

Yes - some of the "regimes" that welcome him include the USA and Israel but apparently not neo-con run Canada.

Posted by: Anonymous at March 21, 2009 02:46 AM

remind me how recently it was that Israel "welcomed" galloway?

Posted by: Anonymous at March 21, 2009 10:28 AM

Again I'll post that I think we should hve only sent him halfway back.

Georges Banks would have bee far enough.

Posted by: robins111 at March 22, 2009 08:52 AM

It's sad, Canada seems to be the only country left with a Pro-Israel leader.

I guess at least Israel now has a pro-Israel head of state finally.

Posted by: Tooks at March 26, 2009 07:30 PM

Why is it there is any problem with keeping this guy out of my country. With most news organizations only too happy to white wash Hamas' non stop rocket attacks on Israel as anything, but pure terrorism. We should now accept him into Canada so he can raise more money to give to Hamas or any other group he feels is ok?
I think he needs to stay in the UK and espouse his views there. We want no part of him here

Posted by: Mike at March 30, 2009 01:26 PM

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