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    George Galloway interviewed by police over Bradford 'Israel-free zone' speech

    Respect MP's comments and visit by Israeli ambassador cause Muslim leader to accuse both of creating disharmony in the city


    Respect MP George Galloway has been interviewed by police under caution after claims that he incited racial hatred by declaring Bradford an "Israel-free zone".

    West Yorkshire police said the 59-year-old spoke to detectives voluntarily after complaints about a speech he gave in Leeds this month in which 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."

    A police spokesman said that the matter would be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for their consideration once inquiries are completed.

    Galloway said: "This is a monumental and monumentally expensive waste of police time set off by people who apparently find it excusable to incinerate innocent children and babies. I will not suffer any attempts to have my freedom of speech curtailed and I am confident that at the end of this charade my right to speak the truth will be upheld."

    The news came as a prominent Muslim community leader in Bradford accused Galloway, who is the MP for Bradford West, and the Israeli embassy of creating disharmony in the city.

    The row escalated on Tuesday after Daniel Taub, Israel's ambassador to the UK, visited Bradford and held meetings with Jewish groups and prominent councillors. According to the embassy, he came at the invitation of members of the city's small Jewish community and supporters of Israel, after Galloway said Israeli tourists were unwelcome in the city.

    During his visit on Monday, Taub said: "In the best spirit of Yorkshire, the real voice of Bradford knows that there has only ever been one good boycott and that's Geoff Boycott."

    He also tweeted a picture of himself holding an Israeli passport outside city hall and another with an Israeli flag in the Greengates area of the city: an act described as a "deliberate provocation" by Zulfi Karim, secretary of the Bradford Council for Mosques.

    Karim said on Tuesday: "For an ambassador to unfurl an Israeli flag by a Welcome to Bradford sign is a deliberate provocation and not the behaviour I would expect of an ambassador of one of the world's most important countries."

    He called on Galloway and Taub to stop using the city for their own political ends, saying: "This is to Mr Galloway and the ambassador: please do not bring your politics on to the streets of Bradford to create disharmony among our communities. If you have concerns, share them in your embassy or in parliament or in a neutral place, not in Bradford."He added: "We work in harmony in Bradford and we support our Jewish community. Last year it was the Muslim community which helped to secure the sustainability of the city's last synagogue."

    With only 299 Jews left in the city, the final synagogue was under threat of closure when members could not afford to repair the roof, until local Muslims kickstarted a campaign to save the 133-year-old building.

    In his speech on Monday, Taub praised the cross-cultural understanding in Bradford. "This real Bradford has a great deal to teach the world about a multicultural city where Christians, Muslims, and Jews live, work, and cooperate together. Here, the historic synagogue thrives thanks to the support of the Muslim community. It's a much-needed model of how people who may not agree about everything can still listen to each other, hear each other, and treat each other with genuine respect."

    On Twitter on Tuesday, Galloway called on Bradford council to table a motion of no confidence in the leader, Labour's Dave Green, who met with Taub in city hall on Monday along with his Conservative and Liberal Democrat counterparts.

    Green said he met Taub "just as I would meet the ambassador of any other country" after the embassy asked for a meeting with prominent local councillors. He said he welcomed the opportunity to raise with Taub "concerns that exist within the Bradford community about the conflict in Gaza".

    Green said he also wanted to refute Galloway's claims, which "give an unjust and unfair view of the city".

    "By making these ludicrous and outrageous statements, Galloway is doing something very dangerous because what it does is cause tension within communities in Bradford," he said.

    Jews in the city had raised concerns about an increase in verbal abuse of late, said Green. "You may like to ask Galloway how he is going to identify Israeli citizens. It's one of those statements, which may get him a round of applause among his acolytes but which is underpinned by something really dangerous."

    He accused Galloway of playing politics and using the conflict in Gaza to raise his own political profile locally and internationally. On Twitter on Monday night, Galloway wrote: "I think Labour's open invitation that 'Israelis are welcome in Bradford' and the ambassador's furtive visit ensured my re-election, no?"

    Galloway won a landslide victory in a byelection in the Bradford West constituency in 2012, which he dubbed the Bradford Spring.
    George Galloway interviewed by police over Bradford 'Israel-free zone' speech | Politics | The Guardian

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    "we don't even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford, even if any of them had thought of doing so"

    Surely this made it obvious he was simply taking the piss.

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    George Galloway's Twitter feed is interesting reading. Here's what he Tweeted about this issue.

    https://twitter.com/georgegalloway

    Contrary to the BBC Lie Machine;

    1. I have never been interviewed by the police in Elland Rd or any other police station. The BBC are liars.

    2. I voluntarily invited the Leeds Police to interview me on August 15th in my office in parliament. It was a brief interview with no lawyer

    3. The police said they had 300 complaints against me. I told them I could get 300,000 complaints to the contrary. In one day.

    4. I told them the law is not X factor. You don't get to vote on whether someone is prosecuted or not. That law is law and I've broken none.

    I told the police it was unwise of them to respond to a political campaign and interview a 27 year MP six times elected. Precedent set.

    5. I told the Police that I have stood, for 40 years, for the total boycott of the Zionist Apartheid state of Israel and always will

    6. I told the police that I already have a judgement from the High Court that I am not an anti-Semite or a racist of any kind.

    7. I reminded them that Israelis are not a "race", that half the people in Israel are not Jews, that Jews and Israelis are different things

    8. I reminded them that most Zionists are not Jews, that many Jews are not Zionists, that boycott is peaceful democratic and honourable

    9. Lastly I told the police that I will not be silenced nor intimidated by anyone. I know my rights and will continue to exercise them


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    a prominent Muslim community leader in Bradford accused Galloway, who is the MP for Bradford West, and the Israeli embassy of creating disharmony in the city.
    you gotta smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    George Galloway's Twitter feed is interesting reading. Here's what he Tweeted about this issue.

    https://twitter.com/georgegalloway

    Contrary to the BBC Lie Machine;

    1. I have never been interviewed by the police in Elland Rd or any other police station. The BBC are liars.

    2. I voluntarily invited the Leeds Police to interview me on August 15th in my office in parliament. It was a brief interview with no lawyer

    3. The police said they had 300 complaints against me. I told them I could get 300,000 complaints to the contrary. In one day.

    4. I told them the law is not X factor. You don't get to vote on whether someone is prosecuted or not. That law is law and I've broken none.

    I told the police it was unwise of them to respond to a political campaign and interview a 27 year MP six times elected. Precedent set.

    5. I told the Police that I have stood, for 40 years, for the total boycott of the Zionist Apartheid state of Israel and always will

    6. I told the police that I already have a judgement from the High Court that I am not an anti-Semite or a racist of any kind.

    7. I reminded them that Israelis are not a "race", that half the people in Israel are not Jews, that Jews and Israelis are different things

    8. I reminded them that most Zionists are not Jews, that many Jews are not Zionists, that boycott is peaceful democratic and honourable

    9. Lastly I told the police that I will not be silenced nor intimidated by anyone. I know my rights and will continue to exercise them


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    Doesn't take lightly, the bullshittery, that passes his way, does he?

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    No, he doesn't. Have you seen him in action in the USA having a little 'tete-a-tete' with the US Senate?




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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    George Galloway's Twitter feed is interesting reading. Here's what he Tweeted about this issue.

    https://twitter.com/georgegalloway

    Contrary to the BBC Lie Machine;

    1. I have never been interviewed by the police in Elland Rd or any other police station. The BBC are liars.

    2. I voluntarily invited the Leeds Police to interview me on August 15th in my office in parliament. It was a brief interview with no lawyer

    3. The police said they had 300 complaints against me. I told them I could get 300,000 complaints to the contrary. In one day.

    4. I told them the law is not X factor. You don't get to vote on whether someone is prosecuted or not. That law is law and I've broken none.

    I told the police it was unwise of them to respond to a political campaign and interview a 27 year MP six times elected. Precedent set.

    5. I told the Police that I have stood, for 40 years, for the total boycott of the Zionist Apartheid state of Israel and always will

    6. I told the police that I already have a judgement from the High Court that I am not an anti-Semite or a racist of any kind.

    7. I reminded them that Israelis are not a "race", that half the people in Israel are not Jews, that Jews and Israelis are different things

    8. I reminded them that most Zionists are not Jews, that many Jews are not Zionists, that boycott is peaceful democratic and honourable

    9. Lastly I told the police that I will not be silenced nor intimidated by anyone. I know my rights and will continue to exercise them


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    Doesn't take lightly, the bullshittery, that passes his way, does he?
    I welcome Scottish Independence, may the scots be subjected to their own kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    I welcome Scottish Independence, may the scots be subjected to their own kind.
    Are you implying anyone born a Scot will have to give up their seat in the Commons or their Lordship?

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    A scientific anomaly.
    Because the funny thing is, that by birth, he is 100% ''white'',
    but 30 odd years of poking Arab women and arse licking Muslim voters have made him look very woggy indeed.

    How the heck is that possible ?
    but it HAS happened.

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    Is George Galloway Muslim? Socialite Jemima Khan claims maverick MP converted in secret ceremony more than a decade ago

    Jemima V George: Galloway denies socialite's claims that he converted to Islam in a secret ceremony more than a decade ago | Mail Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    made him look very woggy indeed.
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Is George Galloway Muslim
    Who cares. On the other hand he is very old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Is George Galloway Muslim? Socialite Jemima Khan claims maverick MP converted in secret ceremony more than a decade ago
    Is he heck he's an old style atheist/ socialist, at least as long as hes one of the more equal pigs .

    Socialism ran its course in uk , so he switched to getting muzzie votes.
    He probably asked the Pakistan meat woman Jemina to start the rumour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    I welcome Scottish Independence, may the scots be subjected to their own kind.
    Are you implying anyone born a Scot will have to give up their seat in the Commons or their Lordship?
    If anything, he is but a very few of elected officials that calls out the establishment bullshit consistently - and amazingly still around.

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    George Galloway shrugs off protesters to speak
    at packed meeting in Belfast's Ulster Hall


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    George Galloway shrugs off protesters to speak at packed meeting in Belfast's Ulster Hall - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

    Scores of demonstrators waving Ulster and Israel flags shouted abuse on the pavement outside the historic Bedford Street complex as the leader of the Respect Party spoke inside.

    More than 1,000 people paid 12 a head to hear the Bradford West MP's views on a range of subjects, from the Middle East to Ireland and Scottish independence.

    Asked about the demonstration, Mr Galloway said he wasn't bothered: "Sure it wouldn't be a Saturday in Belfast without a protest."

    He said the protest and attempts by the Democratic Unionist party to force the cancellation of the meeting had only spurred ticket sales, ensuring the meeting was sold out.

    Demonstration leader Willie Frazer, speaking outside, said: "George Galloway isn't wanted here.

    "He's anti-Ulster, anti-Protestant, anti-British, anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-everything that democrats hold dear.

    "He has been sympathetic to terrorists the world over from the IRA to the Middle East.
    There was some low-level taunting between supporters and protesters, but police and Ulster Hall security hall staff moved to halt any potential outbreaks


    Fooking Prods love the Jews .

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-30532028.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    Socialite Jemima Khan claims maverick MP converted in secret ceremony more than a decade ago
    Did she convert to Islam when she married Imran? She's half Jewish by birth (Jimmy Goldsmith) and half louche' anglo-irish gentry (her mother, Lady Annabel Goldsmith ne' Birley, was the public face of Annabelle's nightclub in Mayfair)..
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    ^ Jemima Goldsmith converted to Islam a few months before her wedding, apparently.

    Jemima Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Good old George.





    He has a lot of shit thrown at him, and yet he keeps ploughing on.

    The ISrael lobby has been trying to shut down dissidents against their genocide for years. It's troublesome when courts start to agree with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus
    Good old George.
    He may be "old" but he can still raise the blood pressure of the youth of today, long may he continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Good old George.





    He has a lot of shit thrown at him, and yet he keeps ploughing on.

    The ISrael lobby has been trying to shut down dissidents against their genocide for years. It's troublesome when courts start to agree with them.
    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??
    If it's Malaysia you get two of your national airplanes "shot down", if you're Bulgaria you get a concerted attack on your financial system, if you're are Russia you get international sanctions, if you're Iran you get threats of war and international sanctions............ If you're Israel you get US vetos on all UNSC resolutions.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??
    If it's Malaysia you get two of your national airplanes "shot down", if you're Bulgaria you get a concerted attack on your financial system, if you're are Russia you get international sanctions, if you're Iran you get threats of war and international sanctions............ If you're Israel you get US vetos on all UNSC resolutions.
    If you are Israeli, you get boycotts, missile attacks , your civilians murdered , your Olympic competitors murdered , World restrictions on travel , missiles being fired from all sides of your borders, tunnels into your Country to be used to terror attacks , all your neighbours waging war on you, your neighbors not recognising your right to exist .

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    Fluke - you forget to say "ISRAEL ARE THE VICTIM".


    Pooor israel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
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    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??
    If it's Malaysia you get two of your national airplanes "shot down", if you're Bulgaria you get a concerted attack on your financial system, if you're are Russia you get international sanctions, if you're Iran you get threats of war and international sanctions............ If you're Israel you get US vetos on all UNSC resolutions.
    If you are Israeli, you get boycotts, missile attacks , your civilians murdered , your Olympic competitors murdered , World restrictions on travel , missiles being fired from all sides of your borders, tunnels into your Country to be used to terror attacks , all your neighbours waging war on you, your neighbors not recognising your right to exist .
    If you're Israel.....you receive the ultimate and blind support and maintenance from the Anglo-American Empire. No questions asked..

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??
    If it's Malaysia you get two of your national airplanes "shot down", if you're Bulgaria you get a concerted attack on your financial system, if you're are Russia you get international sanctions, if you're Iran you get threats of war and international sanctions............ If you're Israel you get US vetos on all UNSC resolutions.
    If you are Israeli, you get boycotts, missile attacks , your civilians murdered , your Olympic competitors murdered , World restrictions on travel , missiles being fired from all sides of your borders, tunnels into your Country to be used to terror attacks , all your neighbours waging war on you, your neighbors not recognising your right to exist .
    If you're Israel.....you receive the ultimate and blind support and maintenance from the Anglo-American Empire. No questions asked..
    ...and carte blanch to launch wars against civilians populations.... don't forget that.

    ISRAEL ARE THE VICTIM THOUGH


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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    What's that tell you about the respective judicial systems.....??
    If it's Malaysia you get two of your national airplanes "shot down", if you're Bulgaria you get a concerted attack on your financial system, if you're are Russia you get international sanctions, if you're Iran you get threats of war and international sanctions............ If you're Israel you get US vetos on all UNSC resolutions.
    If you are Israeli, you get boycotts, missile attacks , your civilians murdered , your Olympic competitors murdered , World restrictions on travel , missiles being fired from all sides of your borders, tunnels into your Country to be used to terror attacks , all your neighbours waging war on you, your neighbors not recognising your right to exist .
    If you're Israel.....you receive the ultimate and blind support and maintenance from the Anglo-American Empire. No questions asked..
    ...and carte blanch to launch wars against civilians populations.... don't forget that.
    They learned well from their Christian cousins [USA/UK], who have a steady diet of these activities upon the world for a good part of a century.

    All relative..

    Poor Israel.
    Always the victim.

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