I’ve already posted screenshots of his offensively ignorant dismissal of Palestinian Christians. I mean that ought to be enough to demonstrate why he’s shit.
George Galloway’s support for Arab and Muslim causes has nothing to do with caring for people. It is a reactionary stance that stems from his opposition to his own government. I say this because he’s supported every dictatorship in the Middle East that is not aligned with the West. He defended Saddam Hussein when he was in power. He lies about the Syrian revolution, referring to the Assad regime as “the last castle of Arab dignity.” He’s also a supporter of the Iranian regime, including hosting a program on the regime-run news station Press TV. He does not care and has never expressed any genuine concern for the people who are hurt by these regimes.
Additionally, he is way, way too comfortable criticizing Arabs and Muslims in general. In his last elections, he claimed he was a better Muslim than his Muslim opponent. In another incident, he lectured an Arab audience, “If I have one message which I have been trying to deliver for 40 years, it is this: the only thing stopping you from uniting is you," minimizing all the western machinations in the Middle East and beyond. This type of crass pandering, contempt, and delusions of grandeur cannot be divorced from the fact that he is a white man from an imperialist country. And when the people he is supposedly an ally to challenge him on his rhetoric and behavior, he often calls them zionists or imperialists.
How can this man be our ally?