Anti-Israel Galloway beaten in street attack

Controversial British MP George Galloway who declared city in UK ‘Israel-free zone’ taken to hospital suffering suspected broken jaw after he was assaulted in a London street; MP’s spokesman says assailant ‘shouted about the Holocaust’ before beating him.

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Galloway following assault in photo posted on Twitter by the Respect party. (Photograph: @ukrespectparty/Twitter/PA)

George Galloway, a British lawmaker known for his anti-Israel positions, was taken to a hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was assaulted in a London street.

The Respect Party MP for Bradford West sustained a suspected broken rib and bruising to his face in the attack which occurred on Friday evening as he posed for pictures with people in the Ladbroke Grove area.

Galloway following assault in photo posted on Twitter by the Respect party. (Photograph: @ukrespectparty/Twitter/PA)

A man shouted a comment about the Holocaust and attacked the MP, the 60-year-old’s spokesman said.

“George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him,” said the spokesman.

“It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust.”

Galloway was interviewed by police earlier this month following a speech in Leeds in which he claimed Bradford was an Israeli-free area.

Galloway was questioned voluntarily following complaints made after he urged his constituents to boycott Israeli goods, services, academics and tourists in a speech he made on August 2. His spokesman said he cooperated with police.

Galloway had described himself as being in “pretty bad shape” following the assault Friday, the spokesman said.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 1940 hours to Golborne Road, W10, after a man was assaulted in the street.

“Officers attended. The suspect was found a short time later and stopped.

“He was arrested on suspicion of ABH (actual bodily harm) and taken to the south London police station where he remains.”

 

 

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  1. @ honeybee:

    “Yamit82 is ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman on the Pundit.”

    “Well, of course (how could it be otherwise?) — Yamit himself did the ‘choosing’.”

    “No I honeybee chose him. Like my name sake I choose my second in command. For now he’ll do.”

    “If YOU chose him, then it’s not correct to call him ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman. He can’t be both, Twinkie.”

    “WHO SAYS SWEETIE?”

    HE says, Twinkie. And you aint He.

  2. dweller Said:

    I was clearly correct: — You and Max have MUCHO mas in common with each other than either of you has EVER had with YoursTruly.

    HMMMMM?
    Max Said:

    The world is now a job for the Ronald Reagan Administration,

    HMMMMM?
    I think the 2 peas in a pod found each other.
    same modus operandi, same massive egos unable to admit error, same psychobabble and obfuscation when caught being ludicrous,same smearing the messenger when unable to come up with a logical argument or evidence to support their arguments… a marriage made in heaven?

  3. dweller Said:

    If YOU chose him, then it’s not correct to call him ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman.
    He can’t be both, Twinkie.

    WHO SAYS SWEETIE,,,,,YAWL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. honeybee Said:

    Yamit82 is “The Almighty’s ” chosen spokesman on the Pundit.

    He probably keeps a hammer and set of nails in a ready kit just in case you-know-who comes back.
    BTW isn’t he overdue or maybe he is a 14 year old somewhere?

    Yeah and maybe Yamit also has a portrait of John Wilkes Booth in his living room.

    I’m watching Lone Survivor on DVD. Those frogmen sure are presented impressively.
    I’m inspired.

    So America lost some of her best and brightest in Iran and Afghanistan and once we won those places , Obama just waltzes out of there and lets ISIS take over.?
    And they are doing the same thing with Afghanistan.
    You see the internet terror videos?
    We can’t leave and “It’s left over there”.
    “There” is “here” – the world is one place now more than ever.
    Any place that is left alone the evil powers fill it – Gaza, Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, Vietnam, Afghanistan.
    The world is now a job for the Ronald Reagan Administration,not for a blind fiddle player doing a two step shuffle sideways.

  5. @ honeybee:

    “Yamit82 is ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman on the Pundit.”

    “Well, of course (how could it be otherwise?) — Yamit himself did the ‘choosing’.”

    “No I honeybee chose him. Like my name sake I choose my second in command. For now he’ll do.”

    If YOU chose him, then it’s not correct to call him ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman.

    He can’t be both, Twinkie.

  6. dweller Said:

    Well, of course (how could it be otherwise?):
    — Yamit himself did the ‘choosing.’

    No I honeybee chose him. Like my name sake I choose my second in command. For now he’ll do.

  7. @ honeybee:

    “Like Shoher, you’re just imposing your own warped agenda on the scripture.”

    “Agenda? Well it ain’t your stinking book (NT) but it is mine (Tanach).”

    “haShem doesn’t live in a book, shmendrick — ANY book. (He’s got too much class for that.)

    But I seriously doubt that, at any rate, He takes very kindly to your imposing your agenda over Tanach.”

    “Yamit82 is ‘The Almighty’s’ chosen spokesman on the Pundit.”

    Well, of course (how could it be otherwise?):

    — Yamit himself did the ‘choosing.’

  8. dweller Said:

    But I seriously doubt that, at any rate, He takes very kindly to your imposing your agenda over Tanach.

    Yamit82 is “The Almighty’s ” chosen spokesman on the Pundit.

  9. Tons of verbiage, but the same tired, creaky, faulty bottom line.

    @ yamit82:

    “Like Shoher, you’re just imposing your own warped agenda on the scripture.”

    “Agenda? Well it ain’t your stinking book (NT) but it is mine (Tanach).”

    haShem doesn’t live in a book, shmendrick — ANY book. (He’s got too much class for that.)

    But I seriously doubt that, at any rate, He takes very kindly to your imposing your agenda over Tanach.

    There is simply no textual evidence of His demanding extermination or expulsion of any but a selected list of peoples at a specified period of timenot a blanket command in perpetuity against ALL non-Jews present at any time.

    “In Et’hannan, Ekev and Shoftim there are unambiguous divine instructions to wipe out all the Canaanites – men, women and children.”

    I repeat (since you seem to be a bissele pamelech):
    The Canaanite nations were a clearly and persistently noted special case.

    There were plenty of other non-Israelites in the Land, however, and there is no command ANYWHERE to exterminate or even expel them — either in the COURSE of conquering them, or even AFTER doing so.

    They aren’t even mentioned in those passages commanding the destruction of specified peoples.

  10. @ yamit82:

    “Well christian here is my authority: and it’s not my opinion “

    “Quite so. THIS time you lifted it (also verbatim) from Tzvi Fishman’s take on Nachmanides. Still no evidence, however, that you do your own thinking (let alone, your own writing).”

    “This Land is not to be left in the hands of the Seven Nations, or in the hands of any other nation, in any generation whatsoever…”

    “Then why was there NEVER any attempt — of any kind or measure (even after they’d been conquered) — to exterminate OR expel the Philistines (who were far outnumbered by the Israelites)?

    Nor was there ever even any TALK of destroying or removing them. The Plishtim REMAINED in their 5 poli in the south coastal plain until they were eventually absorbed by (mostly) Judah — several hundreds of years after David’s passing.

    It’s obvious that the notion that the Land was not to be left ‘in the hands of ANY other nation’ represents a misreading of the command.”

    “I supplied you with links”

    I read the links the first time you offered them. Lots of verbiage. No reply to my above question.

    “Then the Jews never had sufficient military power and sufficient political sovereignty to accomplish total conquest of the land as the Torah directed.”

    Re-read the above question, Yamit, and note, here below again, the bolded parenthetical phrase:

    “[W]hy was there NEVER any attempt — of any kind or measure (even after they’d been conquered) — to exterminate OR expel the Philistines (who were far outnumbered by the Israelites)? Nor was there ever even any TALK of destroying or removing them.”

    “Howbeit of the cities of these peoples, that the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth, but thou shalt utterly destroy them: the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee”

    Not a word, however, about exterminating the Plishtim.

    “The statement that Joshua was old suggests that a long time was necessary for the warfare. Furthermore, in later chapters we learn that various non-Hebrew groups continued to occupy the land: the Jebusites in Jerusalem (15:63); the Canaanites in Gezer (16:10); the Canaanites in lands allotted to the tribe of Manasseh (17:12); and the Canaanites who militarily dominated the plains (17:16). The Book of Judges presents a similar picture.”

    STILL not a word about exterminating (or even expelling) the Plishtim.

    You find one such instance? — you show it to me; okay?

  11. @ Max:

    “Oh I notice you wrote a lot of stuff.”

    Not a lot, really. Forty percent of it is blockquoted material (those “shards of cut-n-paste”).

    “Why would I read it?”

    Damn-‘f-I-know.

    But lemme guess anyway:

    How ’bout: cause you can’t keep from NOT reading it?

    ” I got my common sense card…”

    Really? — fooled me.

    “… which tells me to make better use of my time.”

    In that case, may I suggest you repeat that mantra over & over until elusive sleep at last arrives & gives you rest.

    “Get a life.”

    Got one, but thanks for the advice.

  12. @ dweller:
    Oh I notice you wrote a lot of stuff.

    Why would I read it? I got my common sense card which tells me to make better use of my time.

    Get a life. Start now – you’ve probably wasted most of it.

  13. @ Max:

    “Oh dweller, the anti-Christ of rationality!”

    At your service.

    “I seem to have shattered your world into shards of cut-n-paste.”

    MY world in shards of cut-n-paste? — hardly.

    It’s YOUR world that’s in shards of cut-n-paste. It’s YOUR remarks that I cut-n-paste, in order to respond to them.

    “You’ve made so many clever, perfectly tailored, airtight stitched up arguments…”

    You make it sound like a crime.

    (Of course, from the perspective of the green-eyed monster, it must truly BE a crime.)

    “…you are sure you have the earth hidden from the sun.”

    Not at all. I blow the clouds away, so the sun can do what it does without interference.

    “But there is one thing you didn’t count on! I have a free get-out-of-arguments-with-fools card! I got it with the prerogative of common sense.”

    Who ever told you that you had common sense?

    — What you have is common NONSENSE.

    I daresay, you wouldn’t recognize common sense if it BIT you on the nose.

    “you could use a little beotch-slapping by an angry Jew.”

    Well now, it wouldn’t be the first time it was tried.

    But in each-&-every case, it DID turn out to be the very last time that that particular individual attempted to ‘provide’ that little service for me.

    You’re welcome to join their ranks, Max, if you’re so inclined.

    And DO be sure to take your shot while you’re angry. I prefer an angry ‘provider.’

    — It guarantees that HE will be the one to make the mistakes.

    “If you are so worried about the whole thing, you can always send Galloway a get well card and apologize for the Jews total lack of judgement and deportment in this matter.”

    You talk as if you assumed it was a Jewish project.

    I don’t make that assumption.

    And I’m not so sure that you make that assumption EITHER (notwithstanding your words).

    You’re one sick puppy, Max.