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George Galloway Poo-poohs Throttling Claims of “Fucking Jew”.

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Galloway: Poo-Poohs Claims by “Fucking Jew”.

This refers to the following: A Jew in Bradford

How Britain’s Muslim North became George Galloway country.  By

The press officer — whose name I miss — says she has called Bradford HQ and they now “know who I am”: I must leave immediately.

I walk out and onto the sidewalk, and take a picture of the Respect activists and the seven Asian men milling about outside the Church. They have come to see Galloway: The event is described on social media as a rally for supporters.

A burly Asian man in a black suit and sunglasses rushes up and grabs me round the neck, pinning me to a low perimeter wall. “Get out, you fucking Jew,” he shouts. I am being throttled as around ten Asian men surround me. My teeth chatter as a man in a tracksuit punches me in the head.

“Delete, delete,” they shout at me, “delete the photos.”

An older man in a shiny crooner’s suit is shouting. “Let’s call the police. Let’s get him arrested.”

I fumble to delete the pictures and repeat over and over:

“You’re frightening me. Please let me go.”

The older man gestures for me to be released.

He finishes,

POSTSCRIPT: On Tuesday morning, after I had returned to London, I wrote to both Galloway and Karmani, the head of Respect in the Bradford City Council, complaining about the manner in which I’d been treated at the Respect rally to which I’d been given prior access. I described the physical assault, as well as the abusive language that had been directed at me, and sought an explanation.

Galloway responded via Ron McKay, a close aide whom I met (above), and did so in the following words:

“This is quite clearly a stunt by you and a deliberate provocation and the timing of it confirms that this is a calculated attempt to smear me and affect my electoral prospects.

“This was not a public event but a rally for Respect. You were allowed into the grounds of the church where it was held and would have been allowed to report on the rally but there were several objections to you photographing attendees, particularly from women. You refused to stop taking photographs of people and were asked to leave. You refused. You were then ushered off the premises. . . .” (The full text of his response can be found here.)

Karmani’s response was as follows:

“Dear Ben on a personal level I am disgusted by the despicable way you have been treated and am sorry that you had to experience that. Racism in any form is never justified and should be condemned unreservedly. Just for your information I am doing an event in Newcastle on 22 May against anti-Semitism with a range of Jewish speakers including Jeremy Beecham and the Ann Frank Trust as I have been a vehement anti-racist for the last 35 years.” (Click here to see Karmani’s response.)

Karmani subsequently phoned me. He said: “Whatever your writings or your views the event was a public event and you had every right to attend. You should not have been ejected. You should make a complaint to the police and I hope the complaint will be upheld as that is the only way to show those idiots.”

On Tuesday,  I reported the incident to the Community Security Trust, a Jewish community organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism. On Wednesday, I reported the incident to the police.

Galloway has not answered Juda’s charges!

He has simply denied them.

Written by Andrew Coates

May 7, 2015 at 4:09 pm

16 Responses

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  1. Where’s George?

    Anywhere except Bradford West (until there’a an Election).

    John R

    May 7, 2015 at 4:27 pm

  2. And he’s still out with Chavez – presumably in the graveyard.

    Andrew Coates

    May 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

  3. Indeed, John R. I assumed that the tweet was anti-Galloway, as in “he’s never in Bradford”, until I saw who had posted it (in whose name it was posted).

    daggi

    May 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm

  4. He’s also probably not got that many things to say about the world at large that don’t involve Palestine, Kashmir, Pakistan, Islamic causes generally or attacks on ‘Zionists’.

    So I imagine the Tweet at the bottom of the post is not that recent in origin either.

    Andrew Coates

    May 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  5. Andrew Coates

    May 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

  6. Galloway used to be the sort of politician who would make a good and often witty point — such as against US neo-cons and their British agents — and then follow it with some crass stupidity. Nowadays, it’s one offensive idiocy after another.

    Dr Paul

    May 7, 2015 at 9:04 pm

  7. Ben Judah makes a big boo hoo!
    because he is full of poo pooh!

    Dean

    May 7, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  8. The Community Security Trust have been described as a Zionist Militia, and close to the JDL thug who beat up Galloway.

    Ben Judah is just making a big poo pooh, playing the victim, to attack Galloway!

    Dean

    May 7, 2015 at 11:54 pm

  9. Jews and Gays are pseudo oppressed. They are not oppressed in fact,
    They have been historically oppressed, but are not in contemporary Britain, where there are Jews and Gays in every party at every level of government.

    Dean

    May 8, 2015 at 12:14 am

  10. BBC exit polls predict victory for Galloway!

    Dean

    May 8, 2015 at 12:27 am

  11. Paul Canning

    May 8, 2015 at 12:31 am

  12. And so, the lumpen clagnut pops up out of its sock-drawer, again.

  13. Time to drag this out the archive. All together now:

    “happy happy, joy, joy, happy happy, joy, joy,happy happy, joy, joy, happy happy, joy, joy, happy happy, joy, joy, happy happy, joy, joy, happy happy, happy happy, happy happy, joy, joy, joy,”

    Paul Canning

    May 8, 2015 at 1:08 am

  14. It’s been a shit night but Galloway’s out, at least.

    John R

    May 8, 2015 at 7:36 am

  15. “One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
    He chortled in his joy.”

    See next post for this and less encouraging news.

    Andrew Coates

    May 8, 2015 at 10:14 am

  16. Two small crumbs of comfort on an otherwise shite result: Galloway and Farage.

    Jim Denham

    May 8, 2015 at 2:17 pm


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