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UK MP: ‘Don’t insult prophet Mohammed’

UK MP: ‘Don’t insult prophet Mohammed’

Speaking at a ‘freedom of speech’ rally last weekend, George Galloway MP, above, condemned Charlie Hebdo for producing ‘pornographic, obscene insults’ against Mohammed.

The Respect Party MP for Bradford West was speaking outside Bradford City Hall on Saturday.

Referencing the bloody France attacks which saw 17 people killed, Galloway said:

No person, no human being should be subjected to violence, still less death for anything that they have said, written or drawn. So we condemn utterly the murder of 17 people in the events in Paris. But we will not allow this Charlie Hebdo magazine to be described as a king of loveable, anarchic, fun book of cartoons.

These are not cartoons, these are not depictions of the Prophet, these are pornographic, obscene insults to the Prophet and by extension, 1.7 billion human beings on this earth. And there are limits … There limits to free speech and free expression especially in France.

Galloway described the newspaper’s purpose as:

To further marginalise, further alienate and further endanger exactly those parts of the community who are already alienated, already endangered. It is a racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag.

And he declared:

Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo.

A post on Twitter by Helen Pidd, Northern editor of the Guardian revealed Galloway’s lunatic rant in full. It ends with the words:

We have to demand from our government the protection of the prophets from obscene and pornographic provocation, and in parliament I intend to fight for that. As-salaam-alaikum.

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Update: The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars, headed by hate preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who has been banned from entering the UK, has called on the United Nations to make “contempt of religions” illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The latest cartoon of the prophet in Charlie Hebdo has angered many Muslims and triggered protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the union said there should be protection for “prophets” and urged Islamic countries to submit a draft law to the UN calling for defamation of religions to be outlawed.

The union said the UN should then issue:

A law criminalising contempt of religions and the prophets and all the holy sites.

It also called for the West

To protect Muslim communities from attacks, whether they are citizens or residents or visitors.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn (Union of Muslim Scholars report)

30 responses to “UK MP: ‘Don’t insult prophet Mohammed’”

  1. Broga says:

    Galloway’s rant ignores the largely fictional nature of his prophet and the odious facts that are known about his prophet. Galloway is quick enough to claim free speech for himself when it suits him and deny it to others when it does not.

  2. John says:

    What an idiot. Still, I’m sure his constituents will lap it up. I’m inclined to think that he doesn’t believe a damn word of it and is only saying it because he knows it’ll win him votes. Disgusting.

  3. Rob Andrews says:

    He is scared and or he has a large Muslim contingent. We in the west need to stop fighting a defensive battle anyway. People need to shine a light on countries like Saudi Arabia Oman and Iran.

    These are the kinds of things done in the Prophets name: no open Christian churches; persecution of gays; forcing non-muslim women to wear the burqa. etc.

    This website is a call to action. http://www.citizenwarrior.com

  4. gedediah says:

    This is the same guy who was an apologist for Saddam Hussain and was badly mauled by Hitchens in a debate. His party is called “Respect” so l guess he can’t help himself when it comes to including imaginary deities.

  5. AgentCormac says:

    George Galloway is a bloody idiot and always has been. His support for Saddam Hussain (as noted above by gedediah) and the vitriolic attacks he has made on all things Israeli (including statements such as calling Israel an ‘illegal, barbarous, savage state’) demonstrate his double standards when it comes to freedom of speech. He demands the right to be able to say what he likes about the people and establishments he doesn’t like, but insists on special protections for anything he claims to uphold. And what was all that about someone shouting ‘fire’ in a cinema? As an analogy it doesn’t even make sense.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-28861448

  6. Paul Cook says:

    I am surprised that such a useless, irrelevant, worthless man has graced the pages of Freethinker.
    I don’t read anything in his rant worth commenting upon. I ignore him and his facile little world view.

  7. tonye says:

    For those who may not have seen it, Galloway was invited to debate, caught on camera, where he refused to talk to an Israeli student.

    George’s hypocrisy on free speech is well know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzIXdQiaRBc

  8. Bruce says:

    Trust a politician.

    He seems to be unable to acknowledge and recognise that the doctrine of Islam contains vile obscenities directed against unbelievers, women, and anyone that criticises it. Moreover, he seems to be too stupid to understand that the violance that he decries is motivatd by the very disgusting unambiguous elements of the doctrine the idiot is trying to protect from ridicule and criticism. Mr Galloway is just as much THE problem as the Koran and as Mohammed, who was obviously a violent minded sexual predator.

    He probably has rich oil Sheik friends in the lodge. Idiot.

  9. Ivan says:

    Only the second most horrifying thing Galloway has said. Here is the number one:

    http://goo.gl/AT5l7k

    Difficult to watch.

  10. Trevor Blake says:

    It takes one Honorable Mr. Galloway to pucker up to the quivering sphincter of the child rapist & murdering Mohammed. How many men and women does it take to elect Galloway to office and keep him there?

  11. Broga says:

    @Ivan: George the Cat curdles the stomach. This is the man who lectures the rest of us on our attitudes. I urge others to watch to see George the Cat in the weirdest of behaviour. You may find, like myself, that the embarrassment is so great, even watching, that you long for the short clip to end.

  12. paul says:

    Protection is good. We should call on the UN for protection from terrorists, fanatics, fundamentalists, zealots, and self-proclaimed judges and executioners.

  13. Angela_K says:

    There is a general election looming so Galloway displays his usual obsequiousness to get the muslim vote. The man is a hypocrite, apologist for terrorists and lickspittle; neither can he comprehend that free speech must work both ways. We must be free to criticise and lampoon ideas, and religion is most certainly a very bad idea.

  14. Broga says:

    Galloway, in his admonitions to the world, behaves as if he were as intelligent as he thinks he is. George the Cat, (I defy you not to cringe watching this) doesn’t say much for his judgement. Was it really as yukky as I remember? I’m not going to watch it again as I am not a glutton for punishment.

  15. Carlynot says:

    Never underestimate the power of these brain dead fanatics. If they get this passed I will see you all in prison. Dibs on the top bunk.

  16. L.Long says:

    I was going to say that Galloway was on dump assed stupid schite brains dimwited maroon!!!
    But decided not to as he does not deserve the compliment!!!

  17. Andrea says:

    That vile little man needs to get the hell out of my city! He plays to dumb idiots who believe he’s a part of a powerful elite who can represent them better than anyone with a brown face and a foreign sounding name. He’s a lousy MP who only sticks his head out of his expense funded hole when there’s an election coming up. Hitchens loathed him. If you didn’t know anything else about him that would be enough.

    Have you heard his fake Asian accent? Embarrassing!

  18. barriejohn says:

    Don’t underestimate Galloway; he’s a smart operator. He realized some years ago that Labour’s core support was melting away, and saw that he could get elected by appealing to ill-informed, suggestible Muslims with a grievance, who felt that they were being victimized and sidelined – much as many traditional Labour supporters felt. I agree with John that this garbage is churned out for the benefit of his gullible supporters, who no doubt think that the sun shines out of his arsehole, and that he doesn’t believe a word of it. And the “shouting fire in a crowded theatre” analogy was discredited almost as soon as it was first uttered, but we’ll no doubt be forced to hear it again and again in the future:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shouting_fire_in_a_crowded_theater

  19. Alan says:

    I agree Galloway is a smart operator and this is a cynical move to get the Muslim vote. He is prepared to concede yet more freedoms and liberties to religious bigots for the sake of his own political career.

  20. Mephisto says:

    Galloway should be parachuted into an ISIS stronghold in a complimentary orange boiler suit.

  21. andym says:

    Even by the general standards of politics , he is a noteworthy slimy opportunist. He’s an excerpt[t from the Hitchslapping he got;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421828030&v=b_Gbr6viV7I&x-yt-cl=84411374

  22. andym says:

    I’ve just remembered a neologism that the writer Arthur Koestler coined. “Mimophant,” someone who displays the sensitivity of a delicate mimosa towards their own feelings, and that of an elephant towards those of others. I think he might first have used it to describe chess player Bobby Fischer.

    It seems an apt word to describe the bulk of the religious when they get onto the subject of free speech.

  23. Michael Cohen says:

    George Galloway: The embodiment of a divisive politician

  24. John the Drunkard says:

    Isn’t Galloway married to a practicing Muslim? This would be illegal under any version of Islamic law. So the question has been raised out there as to whether he is a crypto-muslim at this point.

    He certainly couldn’t show more cringing and grovelling before the jihadis if he WERE.

  25. Matey says:

    Galloway is not a fool…he is a highly articulate, street fighting, fearless orator. But he is totally devoid of morals, a liar and a thoroughly excremental opportunist.

  26. Robster says:

    I don’t think the Charlie Hebdo cover was really the ol’ Mohammed, no one knows what Mo looked like so it could have been a ring-in. Probably just a line drawing that looked sort of Arabic, but a rendition of Mo? No one will ever know.

  27. zombiehunter says:

    George Galloway is a colossal twat and it’s times like this I really miss Christopher Hitchens 🙁

  28. Vanity Unfair says:

    Ms. Lenska, what were you thinking?

  29. JMarS says:

    A perfect opportunity for a man of influence to explain once and for all that fundamental rights of speech are sacrosanct, especially in France, and the Muslim community should just get used to it, if they want to consider themselves integrated citizens of Europe. But no, what we get is a spectacular example of cowardly sychophantic bullshit underlining once again that the Muslim community do not, actually, have to put up with the same crap as everyone else.

  30. kad says:

    I wonder if Mohammed Galloway as well as his bearded friends could describe to me in detail what this self serving alleged prophet actually looked like and if they do not know what he looked like then how can they be critical of an image of an Arab,caricature or otherwise.