Monday, March 30, 2009

George Galloway update : Would anyone else care to pee on the red carpet before we begin?

As Chris said in comments down the page : Her Majesty's New Government has now barred a sitting member of Her Majesty's Oldest Government from entering one of Her Dominions.

At 2pm we should hear whether a federal court judge will overturn a government decision to bar British MP George Galloway from speaking in Canada this week.

From Team Carpet Pee :
Former American Enterprise Institute alumnus and current Jason Kenney spokesweasel Alykhan Velshi :

"He is a threat to the security of Canadians.
It is actually quite odious and I think it is entirely appropriate for our security agencies to say that if they have advanced notice that Mr Galloway is going to come to Canada to pee on our carpet, that we should deny him entry to the home."

Government lawyer Stephen Gold, yesterday :
"there was a possibility that if Galloway attempted to enter Canada, he could be detained and placed in custody until immigration authorities ruled on his case."

Meir Weinstein, national director of the Jewish Defence League of Canada :

"We asked that he not be allowed in. Whether or not that had an effect on anyone – well, he's not in."
Four days later, Kenney's office confirmed the British MP would not be allowed into the country.

and :

"We will be looking into these organizations in Canada that have invited him [Galloway], their links to terror groups as well."
"And therefore, and if he uses those other means, we will see to it that the Canadian government will be monitoring every individual and organization that will have anything to do with it ..."

Galloway is currently sitting in a plane on a tarmac in New York awaiting the verdict.
On CBC's The Current this morning he said that he does not support Hamas; he supports that the democratically elected government of Gaza is Hamas. He also said he thinks he that he is actually being banned from Canada for his very outspoken opposition to the war on Afghanistan.

Fun fact : The FBI considers the The Jewish Defence League to be "a violent extremist organization"


Anonymous said...

Things not looking too good for Team Carpet Pee (LOFL btw).
Federal Court Justice Luc Martineau:
"Has there been any evidence or ruling or determination of the nature -- which make it a concluding finding of fact that the applicant has been engaged in terrorism?" he asked Mr. Gold. "All the evidence that I have, including yours, is mostly hearsay."


chris said...

Google News is offering 355 stories about Galloway right now.
If he'd been allowed to speak do you think anyone would have noticed? Other than the usual DFHs, of course.
Well done, Team Carpet Pee! But it's gonna leave a stain...

thwap said...

What happens if I post this?

["Ah! I see! "blogpsot" instead of "blogspot." Carry on.]

Q said...

Interesting, a charismatic man of peace threatening the Jewish establishment.

Fortunately, crucifixions are out of vogue.

Canada has been reduced to a laughing stock.

Anonymous said...

“Former American Enterprise Institute alumnus and current Jason Kenney spokesweasel Alykhan Velshi :” Is this the institute that is used by certain covert agencies to fund destabilization activity against certain governments in the southern hemisphere?

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