Galloway gets a taste of his own medicine
Anti-Israel hate-monger British MP George Galloway has been finally barred from Canada by a Canadian court this afternoon.
What goes around comes around. Galloway was all in favor of barring Geert Wilders from Britain. Here’s the videotape.
* Ezra Levant makes it clear that its not a free speech issue:
This case is an interesting intersection between free speech and national sovereignty and security.
Galloway is notÂ a Canadian citizen; he does not have a right to come to Canada (nor any other rights guaranteed to our citizens). He would be a guest, and he is being turned away for security reasons.
Were he a citizen, he would have the right to spout his bigotry in Canada (but not to engage in material support for terrorists, which is a crime.) If he were a citizen, he would be allowed back home, and arrested for his crimes.
I don’t see this as a free speech issue; I see it as a sovereignty issue — keeping out an undesirable foreigner who has no right to be here, and who boasts about violating our criminal code.
Stephen Taylor has some additionalÂ video clips of Galloway. I’m not sure why it’s our legal duty to import such a man if it’s our good luck that he isn’t a Canadian already.