Good news: Galloway's mouth shut for a while
British MP George Galloway - who recently tried to make his Bradford district an 'Israel free zone' (he failed
) - had his jaw broken by an assailant
on a London street on Friday.
Respect MP George Galloway was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw on Friday night after being attacked in the street.
arrested a British man over the incident, which is believed to have
been prompted by comments Galloway has made about Israel in past weeks.
The 60-year-old was posing for pictures in Notting Hill, London,
on Friday evening when a man lashed out at him, his spokesman said.
Galloway gave a statement to police after a man aged 39 was arrested.
was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him,
leapt on him and started punching him," his spokesman said.
appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy
was shouting about the Holocaust. George is badly bruised but OK. He has
bruising to his head and face and is in pretty bad shape."
said Galloway was badly injured and was being treated in a London
hospital, but was in a stable condition. The arrested man remains in
Last week, the MP was interviewed by police under caution
after he was accused of inciting racial hatred by declaring his
constituency, Bradford West, an "Israel-free zone".
In a speech he
gave in Leeds on 2 August he said: "We don't want any Israeli goods; we
don't want any Israeli services; we don't want any Israeli academics
coming to the university or the college; we don't even want any Israeli
tourists to come to Bradford, even if any of them had thought of doing
Galloway called the police investigation into him a "monumental – and monumentally expensive – waste of police time".
Galloway was released from the hospital
on Saturday morning. 39-year old Neil Masterson was charged with assaulting Galloway. Doesn't sound Jewish to me.
Labels: British anti-Semitism, George Galloway