Friday, 1 August 2008

George Foulkes

Oh George. George, george, george. Where are you going with this one dear boy?

A suitable question in the interests of the great Scottish public? Or a rather desperate and partisan attempt at using the lowest form of Politics to throw some mud the Government's way?

You decide. I have already though, hence its inclusion in the Crap Holyrood Chat vaults...

S3W-15285 - George Foulkes (Lothians) (Lab) (Date Lodged Thursday, July 31, 2008): To ask the Scottish Executive what proposals it has considered for an Islam fest; what assurances have been given that such an event will not be used for racist or extreme political propaganda, and what financial assistance has been sought or granted for such an event.


Anonymous said...

Islam Fest is to be organised by Osama Saeed's new Scottish Islamic Foundation.

Earlier this month, Dean Godson commented in the Times:

"Mr Saeed, an SNP parliamentary candidate and also a speaker at Islam Expo, has described Hamas suicide attacks as “martyrdom operations” and has supported the creation of a modern caliphate, or pan-Islamic state"

Reformed jihadist Ed Husain has called Saeed a “bad apple” and has accused his organisation of being an “offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose members have endorsed suicide bombing”.

Tom Gallagher, Professor of Ethnic Conflict and Peace at Bradford University, has described Saeed as “an unapologetic advocate of the hardline Islamism” and has accused him of deceiving Scots by hiding his real agenda.

While I'm not in a position to judge whether or not such concerns are justified, it seems to me that George Foulkes has posed a pertinent question.

Commentcles said...

I think that, by opposing the overthrow of Saddam, and the introduction of democracy in Iraq, the SNP think that Scotland can float happily through the world without having to worry about the whole Islamist issue.

Scotland is still a few years behind, back in PC fantasy land.

Anonymous said...


What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

Commentcles said...


an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polkadot bikini, that she wore on the first day we met.