Tuesday, August 30, 2005


During a debate with Salman Rushdie, George Galloway commented on Muslims' delicate sensibilities and followed-up with a threat:
Mr Galloway, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, said TV executives had to be "very sensitive about people's religion" and if broadcasters did not show sufficient sensitivity they "had to deal with the consequences".

He said: "You have to be aware if you do [offend people's beliefs] you will get blowback. You should do it very carefully, especially if you are a public service broadcaster."
Rushdie was decidedly unimpressed:
Describing Mr Galloway's argument as "craven", the author said: "The simple fact is that any system of ideas that decides you have to ringfence it, that you cannot discuss it in fundamental terms, that you can't say that this bit of it is junk, or that bit is oppressive ... we are supposed to respect that?"
It's also impossible to respect any ideas coming from an opportunist like Galloway.


Anonymous C.L. said...

Opportunist? More like complete and utter scumbag.

1:02 AM  
Anonymous The_Real_JeffS said...

Like minds. Galloway sold his soul long ago.

2:09 PM  

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