My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, October 27, 2005

More on George Galloway...

He keeps denying it...and the evidence keeps on piling up...
United Nations investigators accused the wife of George Galloway last night of receiving more than $120,000 (£80,000) into her personal bank account, the second such revelation in less than a week.

On Tuesday, a US Senate inquiry alleged that Dr Amineh Abu Zayyad, the Respect MP's wife, received almost $150,000 in August 2000 from a Jordanian businessman.

All $270,000 is said to have come from contracts secretly awarded to Mr Galloway by Saddam Hussein's regime under the oil-for-food programme, which was designed to help Iraq's neediest people.

Mr Galloway strongly denied the charges in a letter to the UN investigators, saying he had not taken any money and nor had his wife. "I should inform you that Dr Abu Zayyad says she has never received $120,000," he said.

Investigators cited evidence from the Lloyds TSB bank account of a firm called Delta Services, the vehicle of a British-based businessman called Burhan Chalabi. Each time Delta received a payment from a Finnish oil firm trading under the oil-for-food scheme, it sent funds to Mrs Galloway's account, the report said.

The UN cited three payments to her in 2000. Mr and Mrs Galloway married in February of that year and are now divorcing.


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