Islamization of Europe watch. “Galloway win causes alarm,” from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to JS:
“This defeat is for Iraq. All the people you have killed, all the lies you have told have come back to haunt you,” declared maverick lawmaker George Galloway following his tight election victory Friday in London’s East End district of Bethnal Green.
Galloway, who once praised Saddam Hussein and was kicked out of Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labor Party for his stance against the Iraq war, got even by beating Jewish MP Oona King in a traditional Labor stronghold.
Running for the Respect party, which he founded in opposition to the war, Galloway’s win gives him a platform to keep needling Blair, who won a historic third term for his party despite a reduced majority in parliament.
Parading through his newly won constituency in an open-deck bus on Saturday, Galloway told followers: “It is one of my first missions to bring him [Blair] in front of a court in The Hague and behind bars.”
But Galloway’s electoral success has been met with alarm and disdain across Britain. A source from the Conservative Party told The Jerusalem Post that “it is extremely worrying how lack of trust in Mr. Blair has been exploited by this demagogue.”
The election campaign for Bethnal Green, in which 50 percent of voters are Muslim, was one of the ugliest electoral fights in British political history.
Oona King, the previous Labor MP for the area, accused the Respect party of inciting activists to hurl anti-Semitic abuse at her. A Labor source told the Post that the Respect party was “drumming up a poisonous atmosphere” as the election campaign reached its peak last month. King, who has a Jewish mother and a black father, told the British press that Respect party members instructed voters “not to vote for me because I am Jewish.”