MP Galloway blames Muslim extremists’ for attack in election battle
MP GEORGE Galloway has been attacked by a group he claims were Muslim extremists while election campaigning in East London in Shadwell’s Watney Market on Saturday. He says he and his Respect party colleagues were abused, then attacked
MP GEORGE Galloway has been attacked by a group he claims were Muslim extremists while election campaigning in East London.
He was with supporters in Shadwell's Watney Market around 3pm on Saturday when he says he and his Respect party colleagues were abused, then attacked by the group.
"They called me a filthy Kaffir," said Galloway. "They shouted that no-one should shake the 'filthy Kaffir's hand.'
"They hate me because I encourage Muslims to vote and take a full part in our society."
The MP's assistant, Kevin Ovenden, had his mobile phone smashed in the incident while out campaigning in the Poplar & Limehouse constituency for the May 6 General Election. Other supporters were alleged to have been abused and jostled.
Three men, believed to belong to an extreme sect, were arrested and subsequently charged with public order offences, according to Galloway's office.
- 1 Jailed: Rapist who repeatedly attacked woman in her own home
- 2 Coroner concerned with Barts NHS trust after woman 'unlawfully killed'
- 3 Man arrested over two separate rape allegations - one previously unknown to police
- 4 Lib Dem candidate for Tower Hamlets mayor announced
- 5 One per cent council tax rise planned with borough set for balanced budget
- 6 Come Dine With Me calls on east London restaurants for new show
- 7 Olympian burglary: Men with links to Plaistow and Isle of Dogs wanted
- 8 Ex football boss sets up fans club to increase diversity at England games
- 9 ‘It is not tolerated’: CCTV images released after West Ham game disorder
- 10 Wanted: Man known to commit offences on train and tube network