Galloway Converts to Islam

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Philbc03, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Philbc03

    Philbc03 Politically Correct

    From the MAB website;

    Press Release: MAB Welcomes Mr. Galloways’ Conversion to Islam

    The Muslim Association of Britain welcomes Mr. George Galloways’ decision to speak publicly about his recent conversion to Islam. This came after a period of “profound study and spiritual reflection”, a spokesman for Mr. Galloway said last night.

    Ahmed Al-Sheikh, President of the MAB commented “I applaud George for accepting Islam into his life. Now all British Muslims have a strong fighter in parliament representing their interests. We look forward to working closely with George and his Respect party to halt the tide of Islamophobia”.

    Mr. Galloway in his statement calls on the withdrawal of coalition troops from all Muslim lands, and immediately pledged 10% of his income in fulfilment of the Zakat.


    Muslim Association of Britain
  2. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    april fool!!!!!!

    unfortunately he is still a twat :(
  3. Joon

    Joon New Member

    No, he is not a twat, you are a twat!
  4. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    no he is a twat
  5. nick1181

    nick1181 New Member

    Actually, I think you'll find that you're a twat.
  6. Joon

    Joon New Member

    Would you like to DEBATE that with him - I think I know who would win - and it wouldn't be you! AND he's gorgeous!!!
  7. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    why would i want to debate with a politician?

    specially a twat
  8. Jon_Xen

    Jon_Xen New Member

    I think it is universally accepted now, Ninjaboy, that Galloway was right in everything he said. That's not my definition of a twat.
  9. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    only by twats :D
  10. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    but my definition of a twat does encompass doing lame-arse reality tv attention-seekery instead of one's job... :rolleyes:
  11. Jon_Xen

    Jon_Xen New Member

    Doing a TV show will hardly get you locked up as a war criminal. It's not really the worst thing you can do in this world, is it?

    Why don't you go after warmongers instead of going after an anti-war MP? Maybe it's easier to jump on the bandwagon and make cheap shots against someone who is anti-war in a time of war than to take on the real villains of the day.
  12. trashpony

    trashpony Ovaries and tings

    Are you George Galloway?
  13. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    he's a trivial fuckhead, it's not cos he's anti war he's such a laughing stock, it's cos he is a fucking idiot

    nothing wrong with going on a celebrity tv show, but it does mean you will be taken less seriously.
  14. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Well-Known Member

    Fair comment

    Fair comment too - but could anyone who is on the left and supports GG expalin why despite his undoubted influence in the Muslim community he has done zilch to tackle the very real issues of sexism and homophobia. RESPECT and SWP members should be piling the pressure on him to do something about it - but they aren't. Frankly it's a disgrace.
  15. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    he attracts well meaning idiots of all faiths, at the same time alienating people who arent idiots of all faiths.
  16. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    What? even his anti-abortionist pro-religous fundamentalism stance?
  17. mutley

    mutley Well-Known Member

    He has publicly and repeatedly backed female Respect candidates such as Salma Yaqoob, and their profile is most definitely changing things inside the Muslim community. He also denounced That Scottish bus owner (Brian Souter??) for his homophobic campaigns recently.

    The stuff around women in the Muslim community is very significant, but a white leftist who was not connected to that community wouldn't see a thing happening.
  18. big footed fred

    big footed fred Banned Banned

    Just a wild idea.
    How would george as a muslim and left wing pillock stand on equal rights for women ?
    A see a conflict :D
  19. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    That's cos he's a twat :D
  20. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer


    GG is personally anti-abortion, but politically is pro-choice iirrc.

    And if you're saying fundamentalist I guess you must mean a catholic one. :rolleyes:
  21. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    Just how did a supposed "left wing" organisation manage to select an anti-abortion religous fundamentalist as figurhead? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
  22. X-77

    X-77 Well-Known Member

    how exactly is he a religious fundamentalist? and everyone is entitled to their own personal view on abortion, even left-wing politicians - he's not saying he is in favour of banning it is he? How has he voted on this issue in the past for example?
  23. Fisher_Gate

    Fisher_Gate Well-Known Member

    If he's such a fundamentalist, how come he has said he will vote in favour of abortion rights in parliament because it is Respect policy and despite not being his personal view?
  24. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    Oh god, all the blind Swappies come out of the woodwork :rolleyes:
  25. X-77

    X-77 Well-Known Member

    questions nicely dodged there with one sweeping generalisation :rolleyes:
  26. JHE

    JHE .

    Can we have a source for that claim, please?

    All the Galloway quotes on the subject of abortion I have ever come across suggest he is staunchly anti-abortion.
  27. Blagsta

    Blagsta Minimum cage, maximum cage

    yep, a Stalinist anti-abortion catholic fundamentalist
  28. Soul On Ice

    Soul On Ice Well-Known Member

    Much as I loathe GG I've got to agree with you there. Of course he's entitled to have a personal view on abortion - it isn't a totally black and white issue.

    I'd rather criticise him for his general lack of dealing with sexism and homophobia in the Muslim community that is a representative of. He is in an influential position and he should use his influence not only to promote his constituents' issues with the wider community but also to promote liberal social attitudes to his deeplyt conservative constituents.
  29. X-77

    X-77 Well-Known Member

    off the top of my head I can name more female Respect-ers than male - Lindsey German, Salma Yaqoob and Yvonne Ridley - and they are all outspoken females. Galloway is not shying away from his support of gay rights or women's rights as far as i know. Remember how close he was with the very openly gay Pete Burns during big brother? Burns liked Galloway so much he said he wished he had had a father like him. The housemates had a conversation (which I saw on the live-stream) where GG said he was very much a supporter of gay couples adopting. How exactly is Galloway hiding his views or pandering to the apparent conservative members amongst his constituents?

    If perhaps he had started voting against rights for gay people and women in parliament then that would be some proof but as far as I know he hasn't done this. What should he be doing that he isn't? i think the level of anti-galloway feeling has reached such a level among some people that whatever he did he would be criticised tbh.

    I would still like to hear the proof that he is a 'religious fundamentalist' too btw.
  30. HarrisonSlade

    HarrisonSlade say NO to the vaccine

    The reason Galloway is a twat

    The first reason is that he appeared on a game show ran by a company, very close to News International, when crucial issues needed to be addressed within his own constituancy and the London Assembly. Galloway is not an idiot, he knew exactly what he was doing. His Parliamentary career was finished as soon as he was, wrongly and unprofessionally, kicked out of the Parliamentary Labour Party. He promised that his term as Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow would be temporary. And what better way to secure your future security by cosying up to Rupert Murdoch and his ilk.

    In brief Mr Galloway entered the Big Brother house, not spread the anti war message but to expand his career as a media personality, while his constituents were left for three months railing about their community being left without a representative.

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