Jim Kouri
George Galloway: Britain's answer to Bill Ayers banned from Canada
By Jim Kouri
October 14, 2010

George Galloway, Britain's answer to America's Bill Ayers — the former terrorist and friend to President Barack Obama — is back in the news. This past week, the Canadian government refused his request for entry into their country. Galloway shares that distinction with Ayers, who got a thumbs down from the Canadian government, as well.

According to radio talker and columnist Audrey Russo, the former British Member of Parliament is now the head of Viva Palestina (VP), an organization that is now under investigation for giving millions of dollars of aid to Hamas (who is on the United States' and United Kingdom's terror lists). VP has also opened branches in Malaysia, Turkey and Arabia, all with radical Muslim populations.

According to a report by Ms. Russo, VP has a record of hostility and provocation, as proven by the conduct of its last convoy (December 2009-January 2010), which was composed of 500 activists from diverse countries. Approximately half were Turkish, and recognized among them were operatives from IHH, headed by B├╝lent Yildirim (his name is associated with providing support for the global jihad). The IHH, or Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief, is a 'humanitarian relief organization' with ties to Hamas, al Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

While British left-wing politician George Galloway continues to throw his trademark verbal jabs at the United States, members of the news media are ignoring the United Nations report released in 2005 in New York City that alleges Galloway received millions of barrels of oil from Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein.

The U.N. investigation headed by American national Paul Volcker claims that Galloway received a voucher for up to 18 million barrels of crude oil from Saddam's regime. In addition, the report alleges that $120,000 from oil sales was paid into the bank account of Galloway's wife. This is separate from the $150,000 put into his wife's account that then-Senator Norm Coleman alleged as a result of the US senate subcommittee investigation. The call for an investigation was muted when Coleman, a Republican, was defeated by Stuart Smalley a/k/a Al Franken in the 2006 election in Minnesota

Galloway's and his wife, Amineh Abu Zayyad, were in the midst of divorce proceedings at the time the U.N. released its report on the widespread corruption known as the Oil-for-Food Scandal .

As soon as the Volcker report was released, a growing number of British officials began demanding a Parliament investigation into allegations against Galloway by the United States and by the United Nations. One British official, Denis McShane even compared Galloway to a wartime traitor and Nazi propagandist.

Mr. Volcker refused to speak to reporters about the alleged transactions detailed in his report, but sources in New York say there could have been several charges leveled at George Galloway.

The report states that payments of $445,000 were channeled through the "Mariam Appeal," a charity set up by Galloway to assist Iraqi leukemia victims. The charity eventually evolved into a left-wing pressure group with the aim of ending sanctions against Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

The illegal transactions were facilitated by a wealthy Jordanian businessman, Fawaz Zurakait, who is suspected of being the intermediary between Galloway and the Saddam regime for the Iraqi oil allocations.

Mr. Galloway continues to deny any wrongdoing and continues to attack the credibility of the charges. An ultra-left politician, Galloway is one of the key figures in the global anti-war movement. He's been quoted saying that President George W. Bush was a terrorist and that the United States is an imperialist nation. He's also been known to be an apologist for Islamic terrorists and is an avowed opponent of Israel.

"The Canadians should be praised for refusing to allow Galloway into their country," said political strategist Michael Barker

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