Galloway’s refusal to debate an Israeli student on the grounds of his race and nationality was interesting, was it not? And he’s not the only socialist to do that. Yet they make out that others are racist and sexist, not them.
Mahmood Naji, who organised the debate, told student newspaper Cherwell: ‘At no point during my email exchange with Mr Galloway’s secretary was Eylon’s nationality ever brought up or mentioned.
‘Nor do I expect to have to tell the speaker what his opponent’s nationality is.’
Michael Baldwin, a third-year student who was moderating the debate, said: ‘I was disappointed that a possibly fruitful discussion was prematurely ended by Mr Galloway’s refusal to debate someone just because of their nationality.
‘As he himself is a Palestinian citizen, he would rightly be indignant if an opponent of his were to refuse to debate him on the basis of his passport. I would encourage Mr Galloway to reconsider his position, which is open to accusations of xenophobia.’
What’s that word beginning with “hyp” and ending with “crite”?
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