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  1. NOW THAT’S AN INTERVIEW ..

    Dats one good man, I remember an interview with him on Al Jazeeria with the reporter who never smiles to anyone “good reporter by the way“ ah in the end of the interview, he give him one big smile and shaked his hand … i guess he enjoyed interviewing him.

  2. WOW….He is not only awoesome, he is speaking from our inside, he is the best lawyer to our case & to our truth. I doubt anybody in the arab world can speak as he did. There is alot of such fair people in the west & the problem that we dont know them even.
    Indeed, I am surprised from the SKY NEWS TV presenter aggression against George Galloway speech!

  3. “Indeed, I am surprised from the SKY NEWS TV presenter aggression against George Galloway speech!”

    Galloway is the subject of heavy ridicule in the UK. Best to consut wikipedia or something, the reasons as to why are pretty complex, BUT, appearing on the reality TV show ‘Big Brother’ did his image no favours at all! (Although personally I loved watching him). He is the MP for Bethnal Green & Bow, an area heavily populated with Muslims.

  4. I think that he’s wrong about the number of Lebanese prisoners. I believe even Lebanese sources said that there were only a handful of Lebanese prisoners left in Israel.

    The two other important issues are the Shab’a farms and the mine maps.

  5. Onzlo

    WOW!!! I THINK IM STARTSTUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!!!

    VIVA GEORGIE!!!

  6. Oz

    No doubt George Galloway often speaks on behalf of a lot of arabs and muslims when it comes to issues like iraq, palestine, and now lebanon, as well as other examples of opressions, but it is important to take a step back and accept him at face value i.e. a guy whos simply telling it as it is.

    In my humble opinion gorgeous george thrives on the david vs goliath skirmishes he gets himself involved in… whether thats lambasting journalists or taking on the senate. Personally, i feel a lot of these outburts are merely to gain popularity, and certainly the senate example was a particularly good political move..

    the point im trying to make is i very much doubt that goerge galloway is genuine, and is taking advantage of the fact that in british politics at least, there is a niche muslim/arab representation market… hes fitted into this role quite well…

    he also succeeded in winning the local elections for bethnal green and bow. he was greatly assisted by both the MCB and the fact that most of the predominantly-muslim population of that area hated the labour party. His main competitor for that locality was Oona King, an ethopian-zionist of origin labour candidate.. if goerge galloway didnt win that election it would have been a serious slur on his political credibility.

    Goerge galloway… take whatever he says with a pinch of salt and a deal of caution.

  7. Shy

    You the man George! wooohooo

  8. :( the thingie is not working anymore

  9. Roba, I can not thank you enough!
    Please forgive me for saying what I’m about to say!
    Thank god that there are still men in this world with balls!
    (sorry again)

  10. Behind every great man there is a woman, in his case, its his Palestinian wife :)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Amineh_Abu-Zayyad

  11. Wow wow wow..
    Finally someone telling it like it is

  12. Roba!

    Really, your blog is like music to me!

    “Not known for sitting on the fence” !!! Hmmm, a dare to agree on that one!

    I really liked this post and the one on Qana. And then Mac 1984, that’s when the music started!

    So to thank you, and return the favour I bring you this, maybe, unseen bit of Apple-marvel:

  13. “the point im trying to make is i very much doubt that goerge galloway is genuine, and is taking advantage of the fact that in british politics at least, there is a niche muslim/arab representation market… hes fitted into this role quite well.”

    I second what Oz is saying here. A better knowledge of George Galloway would probably dampen some of the enthusiasm expressed here. It’s one thing to be articulate advocate for the Arab point of view–it’s another thing to be the sort of fellow who routinely embraces dictators (Saddam Hussein, Bashir Assad, Fidel Castro) and praises them in the most florid terms. Galloway is seen by many as a rhetorically gifted but essentially unscrupulous fellow who will act as an apologist for any totalitarian he finds personally charming.

  14. a visitor

    Why do we wait for Galloway to defend us all the time? Galloway will die, like Edward Said and Abu-Lughod, and so will Chomsky…etc. Why do we always look for others to do the work for us?

  15. it doesnt play for me

  16. Peter S, obvious dictatorships are a million times better than hidden imperialist dictators like there is in the US
    No one is Naive enough to believe this idiot dubya is actually running the country. It hasn’t been any clearer

    The people you stated, have publicly mentioned they’re against American imperialism, to some people, they’re not really dictators.

    In my view, the US is the worlds largest dictator!

  17. L. Haddad

    Finally, the simple truth.

    One problem with us Arabs is that our message is right, but our represenatives often are…not agressive?
    George is a zelameh through and through!

  18. Mohannad

    Israel have plans for this war since long time. It was not responding to the actions as they claim it self defense. George Monbiot have wrote in the Guardian today

    There have been hundreds of violations of the “blue line” between the two countries. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) reports that Israeli aircraft crossed the line “on an almost daily basis” between 2001 and 2003, and “persistently” until 2006. These incursions by Israeli “caused great concern to the civilian population in Lebnon, particularly low-altitude flights that break the sound barrier over populated areas”.

    On May 26 this year, two officials of Islamic Jihad – Nidal and Mahmoud Majzoub – were killed by a car bomb in the Lebanese city of Sidon. This was widely assumed in Lebanon and Israel to be the work of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. In June, a man named Mahmoud Rafeh confessed to the killings and admitted that he had been working for Mossad since 1994. Militants in southern Lebanon responded, on the day of the bombing, by launching eight rockets into Israel. One soldier was lightly wounded. There was a major bust-up on the border, during which one member of Hizbullah was killed and several wounded, and one Israeli soldier wounded. But while the border region “remained tense and volatile”, Unifil says it was “generally quiet” until July 12.
    On July 12, in other words, Hizbullah fired the first shots. But that act of aggression was simply one instance in a long sequence of small incursions and attacks over the past six years. So why was the Israeli response so different from all that preceded it? The answer is that it was not a reaction to the events of that day. The assault had been planned for months.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/syria/story/0,,1839283,00.html

  19. I am sure of one thing, they will never interview him again :D

    He is a man who speaks up and says what he believes in without being afraid, he lost a lot just to say the truth. I always liked him.

  20. anon

    I love george Galloway, i would vote for him to be the king of the world…

  21. Girl

    I feel sorry 4 us, someone (non-muslim) is representing our case as it should be represented..and we all go nuts. We have the right to feel that way because we are the most defeated, wronged, oppressed nation ever. I feel sad..so sad.

  22. Oz

    “I feel sorry 4 us, someone (non-muslim) is representing our case as it should be represented..and we all go nuts. We have the right to feel that way because we are the most defeated, wronged, oppressed nation ever. I feel sad..so sad. ”

    yeah…its a sad state of affairs.. but honestly guys, be a bit cautious with Galloway.. he may sincerely feel for the plight of the palestinians/iraqis/lebanese (as do most people), but first and foremost he is a politician trying to stake his claim in his profession..

  23. mohannad

    George Galloway during his stay in the Big Brother house, sporting a red leotard and indulging in some robotics with Pete Burns, January 2006.

    http://www.channel4.com/news/gallery/2006/photo_ooops/index_3.html

  24. khalid

    A liberal reformation of Islam will be marked by at least two features: the empowerment of women in the Muslim world and the willingness of Muslims in the West to exercise our freedom of conscience.

  25. Oz

    after speaking to a few people yesterday who have personally dealt with GG and his party, as well as his supporting MCB party, i take back my comments on him regarding his genuinity…

    it has come to my knowledge that before his involvement with middle eastern opressions and western foreign policy, he had a very solid seat in the scottish parliament and as a strong candidate for his party. He is a charming man and was liked by his colleagues and oppostion alike. It seems he had a bright future in politics ahead of him.

    He sacrificed all of it for what he is doing now.

    Keep up the good work Galloway

  26. Pamela

    PLEASE – In all honesty, do a little more research on Mr. Galloway. He is really a wolf in sheeps clothing. Don’t give him too much credit before checking his track record.

  27. Aisha

    I had a lot of respect for this man
    respect he lost after BB

    hi by the way,i’e only started reading your blog

  28. Bobbo

    Jenna, I’m sorry, but reference Wikipedia? HAHAHAHA, you’re an idiot. “Let me check the Crapopedia for ‘facts’…hmmm, let’s see, George Washington was the 8th cook of the 23rd president of Qatar…yes, I win!”

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