has invited British Respect MP, George Galloway to speak in NZ.
Through their front group Residents Action Movement, SW have invited Galloway to speak in Auckland in late July. As a leading advocate of the Marxist/Muslim Alliance, Galloway’s visit is designed to counter alleged anti Muslim propaganda in NZ.
Galloway’s tour is specifically timed to coincide with the “Mosques & Miracles” conference, which is designed to expose radical Islam to Christian audiences.
According to a RAM email published on Muslim website ShababNZ
We do not want this sort of racist bigotry taking hold in New Zealand because the outcome then would be nasty inter-communal conflict. We have a duty to make a united stand for social inclusion, justice for all and full rights for every religious believer (and non-believer).
That is why RAM (Residents Action Movement) has taken a firm stand against these first stirrings of organised Islamophobia in New Zealand. With the blessing of an extremely broad spectrum of Muslim groups, along with many other faith and community leaders, RAM is organising Voices of Peace meetings in Auckland as a positive alternative to the fear, suspicion and hatred being spread by organisers of the “Mosques & Miracles” conferences. Our Voices of Peace meetings will be held around the same time as the “Mosques & Miracles” conferences (end of July).
George Galloway has accepted RAM’s invitation to speak at our Voices of Peace meetings. This is the British Respect MP who visited America several years ago to put US president George Bush “on trial” for war crimes in front of the US Congress. George Galloway is one of the world’s most powerful speakers for social justice and against the US war in Iraq and its terrible consequences, like the global spread of Islamophobia. He will attract huge media interest here in New Zealand and probably overseas too.
Voices of Peace is very important. You should come along, together with your family and friends. A big turnout of people will show New Zealand that we want social fairness in this country, not racist bigotry. There will be time for questions and comments from the floor after the main speakers.
Who is “Gorgeous” George Galloway?
For a start he’s bit of a socialist
According to Wikipedia
During 1981, Denis Healey, then deputy leader of the Labour Party, failed in a bid to remove Galloway from the list of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates following an article Galloway had written in Scottish Marxist supporting Communist Party affiliation with the Labour Party. Galloway successfully argued that this was his own personal viewpoint, not that of the Labour Party.
Galloway once told the Guardian;
“I am on the anti-imperialist left… If you are asking did I support the Soviet Union, yes I did. Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life.
Socialist Worker’s UK counterpart, the Socialist Workers Party is Britain’s leading exponent of the marxist/Muslim alliance strategy, something that Galloway is very much at home with. Respect is basically a coalition of the SWP and leftist British Muslims.
Galloway is probably best known for his vigorous campaign to overturn economic sanctions against Iraq, and for his visits to Saddam Hussein in 1994 and 2002. He was expelled from the Labour Party in October 2003 when a party body decided that statements he had made in opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq had brought the party into disrepute.
In January 2004, Galloway became a founding member of Respect, a new political coalition to the left of Labour, in association with the Socialist Workers Party and other left-wing groups, anti-Iraq war activists such as Salma Yaqoob, and other figures on the British left such as film director Ken Loach. He won his seat in the 2005 general election, the only time Respect has won a Parliamentary election.
During a 9 March 2005, interview at the University of Dhaka campus Galloway called for a global alliance between Muslims and progressives: “Not only do I think it’s possible but I think it is vitally necessary and I think it is happening already. It is possible because the progressive movement around the world and the Muslims have the same enemies. Their enemies are the Zionist occupation, American occupation, British occupation of poor countries mainly Muslim countries.”
This tour serves to illustrate how leftists like Socialist Worker and George Galloway can support socialism and Islamofascism simultaneously.
Maybe they should change their name to Schizo Worker?