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 (

Friday, January 08, 2010

Galloway banned from Egypt....

The Egyptians finally get it....
George Galloway has been permanently banned from Egypt after he was thrown out of the country this morning.

Cairo is accusing the British MP of incitement after his harsh criticism of the government there over delays in an aid convoy's entry into Gaza, the foreign ministry said today.

'George Galloway is considered persona non grata and will not be allowed to enter into Egypt again,' a Foreign Ministry statement said.

This morning plain clothes police officers bundled the Respect MP on to a plane bound for London, said a spokeswoman for the Viva Palestina humanitarian convoy.

Galloway had crossed the border into Egypt - but wanted to return to Gaza after new broke that members of the convoy had been arrested.

The incident began after Mr Galloway and his colleague, Ron McKay, arrived at the Rafah crossing from Gaza to Egypt.

'As soon as they emerged on to Egyptian soil, both men were forcibly pushed into a van, refused exit and told that they were leaving the country,' a spokeswoman said.

'They were then driven off in a police convoy.'

A police officer maintained security only escorted him for his own protection.

'It was to protect him from the Egyptian people's anger,' he said.


Blogger Powell lucas said...

Say what you will, but the Muslim countries, unlike the western apologists, know who their enemies are and act accordingly.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

The George Galloway story is quite a strange one. The more he came into the limelight, the more he seemed to turn into a cartoon like character of himself. It's as if he tried to go out of his way to be more outrageous in his views. So far to the left he seems to have ended up on the right in many ways.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Charlie H. Ettinson said...

...and now the Canadian government has something in common with the Egyptian one. We won't let Galloway in either.

1:20 AM  

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