I realize the Canadian chapter of the Jewish Defense League is currently taking credit for influencing the federal government in denying him admittance, and that may or may not be true. Personally, I am not so sure what role the JDL should be playing in Canada. It is not exactly like Canada is lacking for Jewish lobby or support groups. During the late 60’s and early 70’s, it had a role and a purpose, and it was called “Prisoners of Zion” and it functioned rather well, but I am not sure it hasn’t outlived its overall usefulness.
Anyhoo, CTV is reporting the court has ruled against the Galloway pleadings:
Controversial British MP George Galloway will not be allowed into Canada to deliver a series of anti-war speeches, a Federal Court judge has ruled. "A fundamental principle of immigration law is that non-citizens do not have an unqualified right to enter in Canada," Justice Luc Martineau wrote in a 14-page ruling released Monday.
"The admission of a foreign national to this country is a privilege determined by statute, regulation or otherwise, and not a matter of right." Parliament has given Canadian Border Services Agency officers the right to determine who is admissible, he said. Martineau wrote while there have been serious arguments raised against the decision to keep Galloway out, "a proper factual record and the benefit of full legal argument" are missing."
The applicants didn't meet the necessary legal tests for him to issue an order allowing Galloway entry, the judge wrote. Earlier this month, border security officials deemed Galloway inadmissible saying he was guilty of providing material support for terrorism.
Galloway had been part of a caravan that had delivered humanitarian aid to Gaza following the Israeli military incursion there. He also gave a $45,000 donation to Hamas, which the government said in a letter to the MP is a banned terrorist organization in this country. Last week, Galloway told CTV's Power Play that ambulances and medical supplies must be delivered through Hamas because they are the democratically elected government in the Gaza Strip.
Nothing irritates me more than the mass media enabling a lie. Hamas was never democratically elected to govern the Gaza Strip. It took the right to rule in a blood violent coup against the lawful legal authority of the Palestinian Authority. Throwing someone off a building is not the same as casting a ballot in a polling station.
Furthermore, Georgie lies - any humanitarian aid or money could have been channeled through the UNWRA rather than used to line the Palestinian Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood purse. But then, of course, Georgie would have missed the photo-ops and received minimal publicity return on his ‘aid’ gesture. And don't get me started on his alleged 'anti-war' stance 'cause I have tons of quotes of his support of Hezbollah's 'military' actions against Israel.