"All praise to Allah!" yelled George Galloway in his Parliamentary victory celebration last week in London. But Galloway is not a Muslim. He's just a radical leftist of the Eurosocialist kind -- like some famous politicians here in the United States. I won't mention names. They are atheist Marxist pro-Muslims. But mostly they are demagogues.
Europe is always looking for Nazis under every bed. Every month or two there's a scare in the UK Guardian about "extremist" rightist groups, who turn out to believe exactly what Winston Churchill did. There's never a scare about left totalitarians like Galloway.
But wait! You can now be a good leftist and also be a racist -- as long as you glorify Muslims and despise Jews. This allows Europe to repeat its usual rage against foreigners. Anti-Americanism and anti-Israel rants are compassionate, you see.
Melanie Phillips just wrote:
"Galloway ran on an Islamist religious ticket. It wasn't simply that he was pandering ... he implied that he was even more of a true adherent of that faith than Labour's Muslim candidate who, he suggested without a shred of evidence, drank alcohol whereas he himself had never touched the stuff."
It's not just Galloway (who looks like a dedicated boozer).
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been running a racist line for years.
As Phillips writes,
"... certain unscrupulous British politicians have now realised they too can tap into the same well of irrational hatred to deliver them electoral victory. ... This is precisely what Ken Livingstone is also disgracefully exploiting in the London Mayoral election.
There has long been concern that Livingstone has aligned himself with the radical Muslim Brotherhood ...
In a speech last month at the radical Finsbury Park mosque in London... he pledged to 'educate the mass of Londoners' in Islam, saying this would help to cement London as a 'beacon' for the faith.
... And this is a man who as Mayor of London would have control of the Metropolitan Police?
... Jewish Labour Party supporters who met him for a private discussion reported that he had said he did not expect Jews to vote for a Labour candidate because they were rich.... Livingstone has now issued a weaselly denial ... (This is) less than reassuring in the light of his previous record of anti-Jewish remarks, including his infamous comparison of a Jewish journalist to a Nazi concentration camp guard ...
What is so outrageous, however, is the free pass given by the Left to both Galloway and Livingstone. ...
Livingstone has literally embraced Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the Islamic religious leader who justifies the suicide bombing of Israeli children, the execution of homosexuals, female genital mutilation and the killing of coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Galloway has fawned over both Saddam Hussein and Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, whose regime is slaughtering untold thousands of Syrians, but to whom Galloway has paid homage as 'the last Arab ruler'.
Both suck up to terrorist regimes such as Gaza's Hamas or Iran, the latter declaring regularly its intention to wipe out Israel.
Yet in the face of their support of such inhumanity and tyranny, the Left remains silent. (Labour Party Leader) Ed Miliband ... has backed the bigot-supporting Livingstone as 'someone who has fought prejudice his whole life'.
And there you have enlightened Europe today.
You can be as racist and genocidal as you like, as long as you talk socialism and promise goodies to immigrants from the back hills of Pakistan.
Because Europe is compassionate and peaceful.
Just ask any Democrat.