Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy
EaO, try and listen...Under Canadian law, if you give money to a charity, and you know that charity funnels it to a terrorist organization, then you are guilty of supporting terrorism. That is the law.
Galloway has not a leg to stand on.
Israel is not a factor in this equation.
I see no evidence that Galloway gave any money to this charity. I guess we'll find out when he files his income tax, if he decides to claim it.... I'm beginning to suspect Galloway not only anticipated the actions of the JDL, he was hoping that someone would take the bait. I doubt the JDL or the Canadian government will find evidence which proves Galloway himself gave money to a charity which gave money to a terrorist organization.
But lets suppose Galloway did give money to a registered British charity. Canada has no jurisdiction to determine whether or not a British citizen can legally give money to a registered British charity while they reside in Britain. Canada only has jurisdiction over Canadian charities, residents and citizens.
I doubt Canada will want to take on the responsibility of looking at every charitable donation to every charitable organization in every country to determine if they violate Canadian law.
Canada is one of the few countries which doesn't distinguish between the charity and military branches of Hamas, which are run by different people for different purposes, with different financing. The British government (like most of the world) only treats the military branch of Hamas as a terrorist organization. All over the world, people legitimately give money to help the charity branch of Hamas to build and run schools, hospitals and mosques.
If the Canadian government bans Galloway from entering Canada, they will have to ban everyone who gives money to charities that give money to the charity branch of Hamas. We are talking about millions of people in Britain, France, Germany... That would be an administrative nightmare and adversely affect tourism and business.
I doubt Canada wants to go down that path either.
No one legitimately believes Galloway is a terrorist or supports terrorism. He has a big mouth and says things you, the JDL and the Canadian government don't like. Too bad.
You make it sound like he was transporting explosive belts to suicide bombers which is a complete misrepresentation of the facts. The charity convoy was purely humanitarian in nature and the money in question was a very tiny part of the package.
The charity convoy circumvented an Israeli humanitarian aid blockade. Blocking humanitarian aid is a crime against humanity.
Are you against replacing ambulances and fire engines recently destroyed by Israel?
Are you against innocent children getting adequate food and medicine, plus a few toys, clothing and nappies?
The real issue here is Israel's imposition of disease and malnutrition on 1.4 million innocent civilians. That was the point of this charity convoy. Perhaps you would like to express you opinion regarding the real crime here. That is Israel's illegal, "crime against humanity" humanitarian aid blockade.
Do you agree with the Israeli government blocking international humanitarian relief in violation of international laws, treaties and conventions? Do you believe circumventing Israel's illegal humanitarian aid blockade is an act of terrorism?