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Originally posted by unicorn1
Well I have mixed feelings. Yes he says what he believes and he doesn't pull punches. But has anyone heard him doing the weekend late night slot on one of the UK's talk radio stations?
He's a very bright man so he can easily run rings round most callers. He makes a big deal about giving air time to all points of view, but if someone dares to disagree with him, his technique is to shout at them, belittle them, then cut them off. His rudeness and arrogance are breathtaking.
[edit on 17-1-2010 by unicorn1]
he has often had drunk callers ringing in claiming that everything to do with the Muslims is the reason for the worlds ills, which he wouldnt stand for.
Originally posted by john124
Galloway is a tool of the iranian islamic regime, and as long as he gets paid he's not going to care. Ordinary Iranian's won't forget when Galloway spoke on Iranian state TV endorsing the regime's fraudulent election results, and telling protestors to leave the streets.
Galloway is used in any way possible to help legitimise the cause of extremists, whether that be propaganda that all Hamas want is food, water and medicine, or to support oppression elsewhere.
It isn't Galloway's individual actions (such as helping to deliver food to gazans) which merits this criticism. It's the reckless ways he carries out those actions, and the neglect of the consequences. He definitely doesn't care for much else besides himself, and much like Chavez - he will make use of any propaganda opportunity to please his masters. Whether that today be helping feed palestinian's, or tomorrow doing business with psychopaths who suppress basic human rights.
[edit on 17-1-2010 by john124]
That is one of the most ridiculous statements I've read here yet! A tool for the Iranian regime? Used to legitimize extremists? How so?
The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow insisted there was no evidence the elections had been fixed, as Iranian riot police battled protestors in Tehran.
The study, by the Chatham House think-tank and St Andrew's University, also found that a turnout of more than 100 per cent was recorded in some provinces.
You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. It's also obvious that you're simply pro Israel. I'd bet my house on it.
I actually feel sorry for people like you.
It's a simple thing to determine right from wrong when it's this obvious.
You must really try hard to ignore it.
Don't take offense, but do you think because you're Jewish you must side with all Israel does? Or are you really unable to recognize right from wrong?
George Galloway, the Leftwing Respect MP, has been accused of making allegations that border on paedophile smears and play to homophobic prejudice. He claims that the boyfriend of gay Iranian asylum seeker Mehdi Kazemi was executed for "committing sex crimes against young men".
The insinuation of such a claim is that Mehdi's boyfriend was a rapist or a child sex abuser. It also stigmatises Mehdi with the shame that he was the partner of someone who committed sexual assaults on male youths. He will suffer with this stigma when he is returned to the UK and could face considerable personal hostility from people who have heard and believe these allegations against his boyfriend.
Mr Galloway made his astonishing allegation on Channel Five's The Wright Stuff. You can watch his interview here.
He has been asked to explain the source of his claim, but has so far failed to do so.
I am not aware of any paedophile-style sex abuse claims against Mehdi's partner. Moreover, no human rights group has mentioned any evidence that Mehdi's boyfriend was a rapist or a child molester.
Although the regime in Tehran frequently defames political, religious, ethnic and sexual dissidents with false claims of kidnapping, rape, alcoholism, sodomy, adultery, drug-taking and hooliganism, even the most extreme ayatollahs have not made allegations that Mehdi Kazemi's boyfriend was involved in sex abuse.
Nevertheless, Galloway has broadcast this very serious, potentially defamatory, allegation to the British public, and has then failed to back it up with evidence.
To some people, Galloway's claims look like propaganda in defence of the totalitarian, homophobic Islamic Republic of Iran. His passionate opposition to a war against Iran, which I share, seems to have clouded his judgement; leading him to downplay the regime's persecution of lesbians and gays, which includes state-sanctioned executions.
Originally posted by john124
Galloway is a tool of the iranian islamic regime, and as long as he gets paid he's not going to care.
You are programmed, but I am not
You dig up news articles from mainstream media to prove your claims, but I don't buy into all that. My conclusion of Galloway comes from his actions not newspaper columns
It's a fact that mainstream media has made false claims of him multiple times and there are court records to prove it.
Same goes for their election, protests and all the issues being brought against them lately. You don't consider this propaganda?
Has the thought ever occurred to you that he may be trying to avoid the likely war coming against Iran?
You think bombing Iran is the righteous cause? This is how they gather support for terrorizing.
I form mine from his actual deeds and accomplishments.