Friday, March 20, 2009

Galloway Barred Entry to Canada

Many people on the right might applaud the decision to bar entry to far left George Galloway to Canada. (story)

Outspoken anti-war MP George Galloway has vowed to fight an 'outrageous decision' to ban him from Canada on the grounds of national security.

Mr Galloway said the ban was 'not something I'm prepared to accept' and pledged to use all means at his disposal to challenge the ruling.

But a spokesman for Canada's immigration minister Jason Kenney insisted the decision, taken by border security officials, would not be overturned for a 'infandous* street-corner Cromwell' (*'infandous: too odious to be expressed or mentioned).

Mr Galloway was due to give a speech in Toronto on March 30 but has been deemed 'inadmissible' to Canada under section 34(1) of the country's immigration act.

Mr Kenney's spokesman Alykhan Velshi said the act was designed to protect Canadians from people who fund, support or engage in terrorism

This is a bad decision. I personally think Galloway is scum. While British troops were in Iraq, he was clearly cheering for the other team. But he's not a terrorist. The conspiracy theory loons are going to say that they are "stopping him from speaking the truth" or some such nonsense. It also makes our terrorist defense look like a joke. They aren't banning him because he might blow something up, but for political reasons.

Hat tip: Strack Attack

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that is very bad news. I think he even went in front of the US Senate. The guy is an MP, for crying out loud.