Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Gall of George Gallway

BBC News reports that Incessant Terror Apologist George Gallway ("Respect" party, UK) is praising Iraq "martyrs".

Some in the British Government are trying to downplay any influence the man has, presumably over Islamist militants. But they miss the point.

He says:

"It can be said, truly said, that the Iraqi resistance is not just defending Iraq. They are defending all the Arabs and they are defending all the people of the world against American hegemony."

Well, sure, it can be said, because that's excactly what the Islamists want Iraqis and Arabs to think. That is what the Islamists believe.

He goes on in another speech to say

"These poor Iraqis - ragged people, with their sandals, with their Kalashnikovs, with the lightest and most basic of weapons - are writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars, with 145 military operations every day, which has made the country ungovernable.

"We don't know who they are, we don't know their names, we never saw their faces, they don't put up photographs of their martyrs, we don't know the names of their leaders."

Clearly openly and drippingly romanticising the Baathist and Islamist resistance and dismissing the other 20 million or so Iraqis who want nothing to do with Ba'athists or Islamist extremists. This is clearly a recruitment speech. Gallway is a mouthpiece for the Islamists. He is working for them. He is a traitor.

Besides, we do know who they are, and they aren't your everyday Iraqis. Your everyday Iraqis would gladly have them go away.

In an interview with Syrian television he waxes even more

"Two of your beautiful daughters are in the hands of foreigners - Jerusalem and Baghdad. "

"The foreigners are doing to your daughters as they will. "

"The daughters are crying for help and the Arab world is silent. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters."

Now if this is not a rallying cry for uninvolved nationalist Arabs to take up arms against his countrymen and ours, I don't know what is. Look at the language and posturing. It amounts to treason.

The "Respect" party stresses that it denounces suicide bombings -- but these are, in fact, the tools that the "poor Iraqis" in their "sandals" and ancient Russian guns are using in their "resistance". Ptui! They are not valiantly marching against an imperialist force occupying their country. They're slithering around, sneakily blowing up their own countrymen or fellow Arabs in an attempt to turn public opinion away from the only force that stands between them and the general pouplation. If they win, it's back to the brutal minority rule of the Ba'athists, or it's Taliban II. How dare Gallway put his political romanticism ahead of 20+ million people!

To the dismissal that he holds little sway -- sure, he holds little sway in the British Government, but the BBC splashes his quotes all over the front page, and if you don't think that encourages the Islamists (here, a Westerner we HATE, speaking for us in the west -- what could be better?) you're delusional.

This man should be tried for treason.

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