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Iraqi Expat

Friday, May 06, 2005

Victory tinged with sadness

Tony Blair has won a historic third term in government with clear and large, but reduced, majority. The 66 majority is not a landslide like the previous 2 Labour wins, but it is undoubtedly large. The Conservatives in 1992, after the first Gulf war, won by 22 majority; this must be much better and it is a clear victory for Tony Blair and Labour. Congratulations Mr Blair.

Amid this wonderful victory last night, came a bitter loss; Labour has lost the seat of Bethnal Green and Bow to the despicable MP, George Galloway! Is this interesting? Yes. Why?

Galloway and SaddamGalloway normally stands in Glasgow; he won there in 2001 before he got expelled from the Labour Party for his traitorous remarks in which he incited foreign troops to rise up against British troops. He was loathed by many for his remarks and his praise for Saddam, not to mention his support for the Iraqi "resistance" which he thinks is legitimate! So, after all that he decided that there is no chance for him to win in his own constituency and decided to stand in Bethnal Green and Bow, in London!

What is interesting about this constituency is that it is a Labour constituency held, or was held, by a black women MP. What is even MORE interesting and gave him a chance for winning is that there are 45,000 Asian Muslims in this constituency! Yes, he knew that to win a seat in the Parliament, he must target the anti-war Muslim community, and he was right; those Muslims elected the man who once stood before Saddam and said "Sir, I salute your courage, your strength, your indefatigability", and now he wants to free Tariq Aziz. Those Muslims elected the man who once said the Iraqis should rise up against the British troops; they elected the man who calls the terrorists in Iraq "freedom fighters" and consider the innocents who were killed by those "fighters" as collaborators!

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, those Muslims sickens me because they do not understand nor do they appreciate the meaning of words such as freedom, democracy, oppression, tyranny; and they probably prefer a Muslim tyrant over a non-Muslim righteous. I am not upset because Labour lost that constituency, but I am disgusted that those Muslims voted for Saddam's buddy when they could've easily voted for Lib Dems or Green Party to show their opposition to the war. But to vote for Galloway, Saddam's mouthpiece, of all people is truly disturbing.

I bet you if Saddam was a candidate in that constituency, he would've had a very good chance of winning! Or if it Osama Bin Laden, he would've probably secured his win easily!

I have a problem, I don't understand, I mean I do understand and it is hard to accept! How can a Muslim living in a democracy do not appreciate democracy? How can a Muslim be so backward thinking while living in country full of forward thinking people? Why do they love Saddam? Why do they hate Iraqis so much, or at least, they hate to see them living in democracy? Is it because it is imposed? Well, what about what the Iraqis want? Or do they have to dictate how Iraqis live and run their country? Why didn't they say something when Saddam was oppressing them?

I mean, if Iraqis want democracy, and the west helped them while their Muslim neighbours cheered their ousted tyrant, it's their choice and they should get that democracy, right? No they say, the tyrant is a Muslim! And they didn't only cheer him when he was oppressing his own people; they now cheer the so called "resistance" which is killing innocent Iraqis, they call them "collaborators"!

Now, thanks to some 15,801 voters in Bethnal Green and Bow, Saddam's puppet and the "resistance" glorifier is still in the British Parliament! What a shame!

But thanks to Jeremy Paxman, the Newsnight presenter, Galloway didn't have all the fun he expected!


Anonymous Muhannad said...

Muslims who believe that Iraqi police and ING are traitors are simply stupid. They are ignorant of the reality of Iraq, probably because they watch Al Jazeera day and night.

May 06, 2005 5:46 pm  
Blogger Soldier's Dad said...

The good(foolish) citizens of Bethnel Green have managed to elect themselves a representative of a party of one. The Tories won't be looking for Mr Galloways support on "close votes". Labour won't be looking to Mr Galloway on "close votes". They have managed to elect themselves a "non representative".

When it comes time to roll the "Pork Barrel" of politics, they will be left out.

Imagine a constituency that can't even manage to vote in their own selfish best interests.

Good Luck Mr Galloway. Enjoy your 5 years of having no purpose in life other than being a mouthpiece for murderers.

May 06, 2005 6:01 pm  
Blogger Jeffrey said...


I couldn't agree with you more. Galloway represents the worst that human nature has to offer. He is a braying ass. Yes, I listened that interview last night where Galloway bragged how he had "the most amazing victory in history" or something like that. Good god!

His election represents the LOWEST POINT ever reached in British politics.

Like you, Ahmad, I simply don't understand it.

Well, I guess Raed Jarrar is happy, though.


May 06, 2005 7:22 pm  
Blogger Dilnareen said...

the paxman interview was grrreat, it made it to the front page of bbc news where i saw it

May 06, 2005 7:52 pm  
Blogger Brian H said...

Having Galloway in there will keep attention on the mentally festering fools who elected him, which is good. Britain has been doing far too much ignoring of jihadists and subversives for some time now.

May 06, 2005 8:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahmed...I think this shows the depth of the problem...but like you...I do not understand it. I mean..even during the women's liberation movement in the US women voted for the best candidate even if they were not a women...and the US black community doesn't always vote for the black candidate.

Somehow this seems to go beyond identity politics...

What in the world?

May 06, 2005 9:22 pm  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


The people, who live in democratic countries and wish to see Iraqis fail, don't make any sense to me.

Do they hate Iraqis this much? Do they hate the West more? And, if they hate the West and its culture, why do they live and raise their children in the West?

May 06, 2005 11:03 pm  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

BTW, have any of you noticed how shoddy the commentary has been about the British election?

Listen, if this election were truly a rap on Tony Blair's knuckles because of the Iraq war, then please explain to me why the Conservative Party -- which said it would have gone into Iraq WITHOUT WMD -- picked up a net +33 seats?! The Liberal Democrats only picked up a +11. If the Iraq War were truly as "devisive" as so many of the media were quick to chirp, then the numbers for the Lib Dems would be much greater, wouldn't they? Labour and the Conservatives stood behind the taking down of Saddam Hussein and their MPs now number 552 of the 646 seats! The only commentator I heard who pointed out this obvious point was Joe Trippi on Hardball. Trippi said straight out that the Iraq War had minimal effect. More important to the Conservative voters, he said, were immigration issues.

I have very little patience for the crap that the media are trying foist on us. Having gone through the shameless run-up to the election here in the States, I hold many, many journalists in absolute contempt.


May 07, 2005 1:48 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes it seems that the fall of Saddam has hurt some peoples pride. They would keep their pride and Iraq would keep Saddam.

It was a bad situation, if Saddam stays he destroys Iraq and probably some of its neighbors. If he is ousted it is because of an invasion, and no matter how hard the invaders try to stop it innocent people will suffer. I still don't understand how anyone, pro-war or anti-war, could respect Saddam.

May 07, 2005 2:07 am  
Blogger dcat said...

Brian H,

You may have a point.

"Having Galloway in there will keep attention on the mentally festering fools who elected him, which is good."

May 07, 2005 2:32 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Jeffrey: "I hold many, many journalists in absolute contempt."


May 07, 2005 3:52 am  
Blogger dcat said...

I happen to know of a Conservative journalist that is worthy of comments the problem was she was being threatened all the time on her life!

The liberal people are just so wonderful right? I have liberal friends but they don’t seem to act like terrorist.

The threatening kind of liberals sound like extremist just like in the religious sect of holier then thou!

May 07, 2005 6:39 am  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Indeed Jeffery,

His election does represent the lowest point in British politics.

You are also right about the Iraq war has minimal effect. It is more complicated than just opposing the war! Immigration and taxes were more important and played a big part; as well as the factor of wanting change!

Brian H,

You have a good point there; however, he might just be ignored completely as no party needs his vote (Like what Soldier's Dad said: 5 years of having no purpose in life).

I heard on the news that Galloway will not stand there in the next election! I.e. he was just trying to get back at Blair. In the next election, he will prepare an Asian Muslim to stand there for his party!!


I believe they hate the west more than they care about humans, Iraqis, Muslims or anything; and they are in these countries they hate, because of the better life! I also think that part of their hate is because they envy the west so much (even thought they live there)!!!


As you said how can someone respect Saddam? No matter where they stand! BUT some people do and it makes me sick!

As for pride, you probably right; but let me tell you this: We were left with no pride before the war because of Saddam. Saddam made us be ashamed of our identity! My pride returned to me when he was toppled, when he was captured and when I went to vote. Those who thing Saddam was their pride have no shame and are inhuman.

May 07, 2005 1:25 pm  
Blogger dcat said...


They are parasite's all of them!

May 07, 2005 7:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahmad, at this point I cannot see how anyone could argue against Iraqi pride. The brave people of Iraq ignored the threats and picked their representatives. I am certain that my fellow citizens would have had a very hard time summoning that sort of courage.

In a few months they will decide if they think the Iraqi constitution is acceptable, not just for them but for their children and decide wither to ratify it or not. I think that will be a vote for unity.

I hope your family and friends are healthy and safe. There will still be pleny of pain via car bomb, beheading, accidental shooting, misdropped bombs. I wish someone could clap their hands and be rid of it. Have fun in Europe, I wish I was there.

-Mike in the US (previously Anon)

May 08, 2005 6:38 am  
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