Canada’s good deed for today

Posted: March 20, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Hamas
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George Galloway hugging Ismayil Haniyeh

George Galloway hugging Ismayil Haniyeh

Canada has been strong today. In fact, it was stronger than many countries, by disallowing entry to British MP George Galloway, pictured right hugging Hamas chairman in Gaza Ismayil Haniyeh – you know, the guy who says Israel has no right to exist.

What made me notice this piece of news, is the statement by Alykhan Velshi, the spokesman of the Immigration Minister:

“What we are not going to do is give special treatment to someone who has bragged about providing ‘financial support’ for Hamas … and who sympathized with the Taliban terrorists who are killing Canadians overseas,” Velshi said.

In an interview to British Channel 4, Velshi also added:

“It is actually quite odious and I think it is entirely appropriate for our security agencies to say that if they have advanced notice that Mr Galloway is going to come to Canada to pee on our carpet, that we should deny him entry to the home.”

Galloway, obviously promised to ‘fight’ the ban, and finds no better things to do than to bash the Canadians:

As The Guardian reported, Mr. Galloway said on Friday that he will fight to have the ban overturned, calling it: “a rather desperate election ploy by a conservative government reaching the end of line, or by a minister who has not cottoned on to the fact that the George Bush era is over.”

The link at the top of the article leads to the NYT webpage, which includes a telephone interview with Mr. Velshi. It is worth listening to.

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