Galloway No, Coulter Yes (Sort Of)

Galloway No, Coulter Yes (Sort Of)

by
Abby Zimet

It seems enough rowdy Canadians turned up to protest
Ann Coulter's speech at the University of Ottawa that they had to
cancel it, which is all well and good. Still, some questioned why
Canada would let such a hate-filled creep into their placid land to
begin with - especially since they just banned
British anti-war M.P George Galloway, who has led aid convoys to Gaza.
Galloway, who is scheduled to speak at a March 30 war-resistance forum,
was deemed "inadmissible" because of his opposition to the war in
Afghanistan. He called the ban "idiotic."

"This decision is a very
sad day for the Canada we have known and loved - a bastion of the
freedoms that supporters of the occupation of Afghanistan claim to be
defending... This has further vindicated the anti-war movement's
contention that unjust wars abroad will end up consuming the very
liberties that make us who we are."

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