George Galloway won’t be coming to Canada

Infamous British MP George Galloway will not be coming to Canada this month as the bureaucrats at Citizenship and Immigration Canada have decided that Galloway is inadmissible to Canada. It is the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration’s prerogative to grant an exception, but Minister Kenney has chosen not to do so.

Galloway has a history of being a supporter of organizations such as Hezbollah, Hamas and has spoken warmly about Saddam Hussein.

The department of Public Safety lists Hezbollah and Hamas as banned terrorist groups in Canada.

Here is a video of Galloway speaking in support of Hezbollah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah at a protest in London in 2006,

Galloway tells the crowd,

“I am here to glorify the Lebanese resistance, Hezbollah. I am here to glorify the leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah.” — George Galloway

Regarding Hamas, Galloway told IslamOnline.net about why he was visiting Gaza,

“My visit has more than one reason. The first one is to walk a step toward lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip.

The second is to tell the whole free world that they can do anything real to you.

The third and the main one is to stand beside the legal Palestinian prime minister, [Hamas leader] Ismail Haniya. The entire world knows that he was elected, apparently, democratically. I have offered him corporeal and financial support.” — George Galloway

Galloway has also offered friendship and comfort to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein,

The NDP, showing that its still not ready for prime time, published a news release on this via their immigration critic Olivia Chow,

OTTAWA – Canadians interested in hearing international experts deliver anti-war messages will now have to leave the country to do so. British MP George Galloway, who was schedule to talk on resisting the war in Afghanistan, was banned by Harper’s government from entering Canada.

“Harper’s Conservatives are wrong to bar MP George Galloway,” said New Democrat Immigration Critic Olivia Chow. “The Minister of Immigration is becoming the ‘Minister of Censorship’. This bunker mentality indicates a government afraid of hearing contradictory points of view.”

The last time I remember Chow defending the indefensible was when US domestic terrorist Bill Ayers was denied entry into Canada.

Canadians seeking “anti war” messages could visit the following countries,

England:

Sweden:

The United States (Ft. Lauderdale, FL):

France:

Iran:

Canada:

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  • east of eden

    Good point. Really, really, really good point. Thank you for that.

  • east of eden

    You know, if the Islamists ever took over Canada, the first people to go would be the left-wingers. These misguided fools seem to forget that Islamists are VERY focused on their mission from GOD. Lefties seem to be anit-God and great supporters of all that Islamists deem to be replusive and unholy. What a bunch of maroons. Guys like myself will be safe – as a devout Christian man who follows Christ, I'll be okay. Muslims, after all, revere Christ as a great prophet. The joke will be on the left-wing, let me tell you.

  • Jamie

    HAHA this is hilarious

  • Omanator

    Right on. I think we have enough hatemongers in Canada who are Canadian Citizen, we surely don't need to import more from the outside.

  • Anonymous

    Our people in Faghanistan are dying because the Taliban use the same tactics as Hamas. Burry the ID’s in among the civilian population and when they blow up and kill children, blame the Canadians. Nobody said a word when Hamas sent 75 rockets a day into Israel and used Apartment complexes for their firing installations.

  • Anonymous

    Our people in Faghanistan are dying because the Taliban use the same tactics as Hamas. Burry the ID’s in among the civilian population and when they blow up and kill children, blame the Canadians. Nobody said a word when Hamas sent 75 rockets a day into Israel and used Apartment complexes for their firing installations.

  • Trim

    Galloway is a great man The allegations against him are false, any one who does not support the terrorism and crimes of Israel receives this kind of treatment by certain groups. He was able to defend himself in American congress with courage. Those who are afraid of him are afraid of truth and they can not suppress the truth. It is undemocratic to deny entry to someone who did not have any problem entering US . I thought that US officials are reasonable and democratic enough not to deny him entry . It is just a vocal minority of certain ethnic and religious groups that protest his truth .I want to give message to Mr. Galloway that it is not the majority of Canadians who are responsible for insulting him and the govt does not represent the majority in this case.

  • Omanator

    I appears to me that you are just as dumb as Ruby. She repeated verbatim everything that Chretien said.
    We are talking about fundraising for Hamas not just speaking.

  • Omanator

    I suggest you educate yourself about Mr. Galloways actions. They speak louder than words.

  • batb

    1luvRubyDhalla: “It's a dangerous precedent barring people for simply having an alternative view on foreign policy.”

    EXCUSE ME? Can you read? Can you process what you read? Or, do you only read what you want to read?

    George Galloway is NOT being barred from Canada “for simply having an alternative view on foreign policy.”

    He has raised funds for both Hamas and Hezbollah, both terrorist organizations which have been outlawed in Canada. Outlawed. Understand? What is the point in groups being outlawed if they can continue to have funds for their nefarious objectives raised in Canada and are allowed to have activists like Galloway aid and abet their terrorist agendas on Canadian soil? Why should Canadians have to pay police to monitor whether or not Galloway breaks our laws or not?

    It's about time that law and order in Canada prevail. It seems that the only “rights” being defended these days are those of ne'er do wells like Galloway's and groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, who push their terrorist agendas. This is NOT a free speech issue. George Galloway is a Brit who has absolutely no right to either enter Canada or speak his mind here. He has been denied entry into our country because he has supported and raised funds for outlawed terrorist organizations.

    Saying that the CPC government won't allow him into Canada because they have “an alternative view on foreign policy” is patently false, as is the charge that he's not welcome because he disagrees with the war in Afghanistan. These are straw men continually constructed by our media so they can be knocked down. He's not being allowed to speak in Canada because he is considered a security risk, and I am grateful that my government is taking Canadians' safety and security seriously. I pay taxes here. George Galloway doesn't.

  • Ruth

    The root cause of much of this is economic deprivation, a system that fails to empower women, and right wing fundamentalism on ALL sides. Building walls and gagging people serves no one and nothing.

  • http://terahertzatheist.ca Ian

    The only reason the taxpayer would cover his security is if he were at a government invitation. Instead it would be up to his sponsors here to cover his security. Did the Canadian government pay for the Hussein supporting (though the 80s) and war criminal George W. Bush to come to Calgary?

    If you support Bush being here you should support Galloway. At least by banning Galloway you gave him SO much more of a voice than if he'd been ignored entirely by the media.

  • http://marchtowar.wordpress.com Lech Biegalski

    Don't try to derail the main issue, which is the Middle East Conflict, by changing the focus to George Galloway. He is just a messanger. The message should be debatet, not the messanger.

    I suggest you focus on International Law and what it says in relation to continuous, criminal policies and actions of the terrorist, apartheid-style state of Israel. Stealing, killing, and lying will not pay – the whole civilized world can see it and is not buying the BS propaganda and Israel's hypocrisy anymore.

  • http://marchtowar.wordpress.com Lech Biegalski

    Don't try to derail the main issue, which is the Middle East Conflict, by changing the focus to George Galloway. He is just a messanger. The message should be debatet, not the messanger.

    I suggest you focus on International Law and what it says in relation to continuous, criminal policies and actions of the terrorist, apartheid-style state of Israel. Stealing, killing, and lying will not pay – the whole civilized world can see it and is not buying the BS propaganda and Israel's hypocrisy anymore.

  • http://traveldealstoparis.com/ Ann Marie

    When this day comes, they have only themsel ves to blame. I am glad that this idiot hatemonger from England has been refused entry.
    As far as Olivia Chow is concerened we know at what corner she is standing.

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