Galloway wins permission to sue Google over terrorist comments

George Galloway has won permission to sue Google over a speech posted online by a loyalist campaigner in Belfast.

In 2014, YouTube footage was broadcast of a loyalist protest, in which Willie Frazer suggested the former Respect MP supported terrorism.

Protests outside the Ulster Hall, where Mr Galloway was speaking, centred on his reference, that year, to Bradford being an Israeli-free area.

Mr Galloway said the loyalist’s remarks constituted a “hate speech”.

On Wednesday, a High Court judge dismissed an attempt to stop Mr Galloway serving libel and harassment proceedings on Google, which owns YouTube, at its US headquarters.

He said: “Accusing an elected politician of being a supporter of terrorism and of the people who are ‘beheading American citizens’ is going to alarm anyone so accused and to cause him distress.”

  • Ed

    Ya… He’s all “distressed.”

  • Tom Forsythe

    The discovery phase should be interesting.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Defense exhibit A will be Youtube videos of Galloway himself; I thought “Gallaway supports Islamic terrorists” was his slogan.

  • bob e

    always the most painful hemorrhoid on yor’ ass .. ..

  • BillyHW

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer tech company.

  • infedel

    Yikes…that is distressing.

  • Exile1981

    Everything that Galloway says I find offensive… can I sue?

  • “George Galloway sues Google.” Think about that for a moment — pretend you’re living 20 years ago before Google. Doesn’t the word “Google” sound like it could be some sort of bizarre sex act performed by alien abductors from a far-away planet in outer space? And doesn’t “George Galloway” sound like he could be some sort Scots-Irish traveling minstrel with a mandolin?

    “Traveling Minstrel Abducted and Googled by Aliens from Outer Space Decides to Sue.” The kind of headline you would see in the “World Weekly News”. What ever happened to that tabloid anyway? It was awesome — headlines like: “Two Headed Fat Lady Gives Birth To Half-Cow Half-Porcupine in Sussex England!” I’m going to look it up — get back to you…

    • Clausewitz


  • UCSPanther

    Galloway with the cigar reminds me of that BBC creeper Jimmy Savile…

  • ed

    the crunt is a muslim convert , so say no more

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Is that a Muslim cock in his mouth? Not an unreasonable guess considering he has been sucking one for most of his political life in the UK thus far…

  • Millie_Woods

    Galloway, the Paki child rape atrocities, the debate in parliament to ban Trump, useless police…… there’s nothing about the UK worth respecting anymore.

  • Hard Little Machine

    He’s not a terrorist supporter he’s a terrorist.

  • roccolore

    Galloway makes public speeches defending terrorists, then complains when his comments are published.