More on the Galloway Canada Ban

From the Guardian:

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

“We’re going to uphold the law, not give special treatment to this infamous street-corner Cromwell who actually brags about giving ‘financial support’ to Hamas, a terrorist organisation banned in Canada,” he said. “I’m sure Galloway has a large Rolodex of friends in regimes elsewhere in the world willing to roll out the red carpet for him. Canada, however, won’t be one of them.”

Canada is right.

Galloway has indeed given money – £25,000 – to Hamas. Here is a picture of him doing it.


He knows that funding Hamas is a criminal offence:

Galloway said he personally would be donating three cars and 25,000 pounds (35,000 dollars) to Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya as he dared the West to try to prosecute him for aiding what it considers a terror group.

“I say now to the British and European governments, if you want to take me to court I promise you there is no jury in all of Britain who will convict me. They will convict you.”

Galloway made the announcement at an outdoor conference in the presence of several senior Hamas officials, and his words were greeted by shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” (God is Great).

I disagree. I think Galloway would be convicted, were he tried.

There are only two reasons I can think of that he has not yet been arrested. The first is to deprive this absurd man of the publicity that he so craves.

The other is official concern about the effect of such a prosecution on “community cohesion”.