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    “George Galloway Is a Muslim”

    By kyle | May 14, 2012

    The New Statesman reports that George Galloway, the MP who recently regained his place in Parliament, secretly converted to Islam. Says Jemima Khan in The New Statesman:

    “George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, is a Muslim. He converted more than ten years ago in a ceremony at a hotel in Kilburn, north-west London, attended by members of the Muslim Association of Great Britain. Those close to him know this. The rest of the world, including his Muslim constituents, does not.
    “‘So you converted?’ I ask, at the end of our lunch….
    “‘I can’t answer that. God knows who is a Muslim….’ he answers breezily.
    “”I know someone who attended your shahadah [the Muslim conversion ceremony].’ He stares at me across the table, penetrating blue eyes squinted, pausing for the first time in an hour….”

    Throughout the interview with Khan, Galloway deflects questions on his being a Muslim. When his special adviser is asked why Galloway won’t publicly admit to being a Muslim, she replies, “Jemima, you know how it is….”

    Galloway was once captured on video declaring, to Saddam Hussein, “Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability.”

    The New Statesman is being sued by Galloway over the story.

    Topics: Britain, Politics | 2 Comments »

    2 Responses to ““George Galloway Is a Muslim””

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      May 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am

      He’s also a member of the tin foil hat club.

    2. Sherlock Says:
      May 15th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Pity they can’t both lose that particular case.