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George Galloway Q&A: Pose Your Questions TODAY!

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MuslimMatters.org may have the opportunity to interview the legendary George Galloway in short order: Respect MP for Bethnal Green & Bow, anti-war activist, and founder of the ground-breaking Viva Palestina initiative.

Post the questions that you’d like us to ask him in the comments section below. Be quick, as the deadline has been set for tonight (Saturday, 16th May).

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Dr Mehzabeen b. Ibrahim joined MuslimMatters as a blogger in late 2007 under the handle 'iMuslim', whilst still a struggling grad student. Since then, she has attained a PhD in Molecular Biology and a subsequent Masters in Bioinformatics, and now works as a specialist in this field for a well-known British, medical charity, masha'Allah. Somewhere in between she found the time to get married, alhamdulillah. She likes to dabble in photo and videography, a sample of which can be found on her personal blog: iMuslim.tv.

28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. Siraaj Muhammad

    May 16, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Many people are ignorant of the history of the Palestinian – Israeli conflict – what books are recommended reading to get a proper grounding in understanding it with the proper perspective?

    Siraaj

  2. IbnAbbas

    May 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    What is stopping you from accepting Islam? :)

    • sincethestorm

      May 16, 2009 at 6:31 PM

      You took my question….are you secretly Muslim?

      • iMuslim

        May 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM

        Sigh…

        • sincethestorm

          May 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM

          Ok…iMuslim…I have one…don’t sigh ;)

          Can you tell us about your experience and things you encountered during the humanitarian road trip to Gaza this last Feb?

    • abu abdAllah Tariq Ahmed

      May 17, 2009 at 1:50 AM

      If we really like him and want the best for him, we want him to understand the truth about Allah and his relationship to Him, ie, to submit to Allah without any partners, ie, to become Muslim.

      So if the exact question IbnAbbas asked has been asked over and over again — and it’s a good Q, straight outta 10-Minute-Shahadah :) — then try this variation: “If you were to accept Islam today, what would be the most significant change in your life?”

      If his answer is positive, that’s a good step. If his answer is negative, that might be (part of) the answer to the question IbnAbbas posed.

      And how he receives the question will depend on the sincerity of it when it is asked, so have the best niyat which is to save him from hellfire. MashaAllah, he already seems to be working on causes that benefit Muslims in need (eg, Palestine), so seeking his conversion for that result… well, it seems counter-intuitive. The example that most reminds me of Galloway is of those Quraysh who resisted the boycott of Banu Muttalib. They were mushriks, and if they had been Muslims, they would have been powerless to do anything about the boycott.

      To sum up: if your niyat is to help George — wish for him to come to Islam.

      If your niyat is to help Palestine, ask yourself if he is a stronger ally where he is. And, if you do not know the answer to that question… ask him.

      And Allah’s Knowledge is Complete and His Plan is without flaw or weakness.

  3. iMuslim

    May 16, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Guys, let’s avoid the: “Are you Muslim?” question. He’s been asked many times before, and clearly wants to keep such info personal.

    Anything else?

  4. anon

    May 16, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    does voting make sense?

  5. AbdalAziz

    May 16, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    What are your views on the BNP? How can they be stopped? Should they be banned?

  6. AsimG

    May 16, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Is there any realistic and viable solution that will bring peace to the Palestinians or do we have to wait for a couple more thousand Palestinians to die before the fighting stops?

    And, do you believe boycotting businesses that support Israel works? Do you boycott any companies?

  7. U-cef

    May 16, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    What could possibly open this situation in order to move toward peace? Or should we wait again another war from Israel to see UN or the quartet showing some action?

  8. Imran

    May 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Who do you rate as currently the best pound for pound boxer in the world?

  9. Nihal Khan

    May 16, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Are you related to Iesa Galloway? :)

  10. darthvaider

    May 16, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    As a long-standing PM in the british parliament, have you ever felt influenced by public dissent expressed through demonstrations? Over the years I’ve attended marches, rallies, and picketed for various causes, but have come to question the utility of them. Also, would we be better off strengthening our lobby through PACs and lobbyists regarding policies we disagree with (ie the palestinian conflict), rather than focusing our energy on public displays of discontent?

  11. MentalMuslim

    May 16, 2009 at 9:44 PM

    Can it even be called fair for Palestinians to be given the amount of land granted in the 1967 aggeement, if even a “two-state solution were to be forged”?

    How much of a threat is it to the “special relatonship” between the US and Israel now that the Obama administration is begining to use tougher rhetoric on the two-state solution plan?

    Could a two-state solution ever be fair to the Palestinians?

  12. MentalMuslim

    May 16, 2009 at 9:54 PM

    How probable is it that Israel may take nuclear action against Iran itself, without the backing of the US?

    Sorry for asking too many questions MM!

  13. Abd- Allah

    May 16, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    I would ask him why isn’t he muslim? and then after he answers, offer him islam and ask him to accept it.

  14. Dawud Israel

    May 17, 2009 at 1:22 AM

    Yeah..avoid the convert questions…as far as I’m concerned we set a bad example for him to consider becoming like us. Use your hikmah!

    I would ask:

    1) What drives you in your struggle? We’re Muslims so we have ample reason to support the Palestinians…but what drives you? Perhaps there is something you can teach us…

    2) What is your prediction of the future of the UK, the West and the Middle East?

    3) In your encounters and dealings with Muslims and minorities…is there anything you feel we should do? Something we are doing wrong needing re-thinking?

    4) Do you secretly work for the illuminati…and are just buying the trust of Muslims to simply quell our inferiority complex and delude us?! Just kidding with that question…lol…but seriously !

  15. Zainab (AnonyMouse)

    May 17, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    Do you think there’s any hope for the Muslim/ Arab world? Any way to stop the disgusting relationship between Western and Arab leaders?

  16. Nabeel Shahzad Ul-Haq

    May 17, 2009 at 4:28 AM

    What are your views concerning a two-state solution for the arab-israeli conflict?

  17. Gohar

    May 17, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    I admire everything that he has done for wronged people all over the world, and thank him for the help and support he has always given to muslims even though its made him into a target for attack many many times. George is truly one in a million.

  18. Abd- Allah

    May 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    “Yeah..avoid the convert questions…as far as I’m concerned we set a bad example for him to consider becoming like us. Use your hikmah! ”

    Brother Dawud, with all due respect, this is your own opinion, and I am entitled to my own opinion. Besides, it is the sunnah of the prophet peace be upon him to offer islam to people and not leave things up in the air, like when he went to visit the sick Jewish boy who was on his death bed, and so he commanded him to accept islam and he did. Maybe that is why we aren’t as good of muslims as we should be, because we aren’t spreading the message and giving dawah to others like we should be. You never know, many times people want to become muslim but no one has ever offered or asked them.

    Allah knows best.

    • Dawud Israel

      May 18, 2009 at 4:20 PM

      Contrary to the common conception of our Nabi salallahu alayhi wasalam, he didn’t go and make dawah to every single person…all the time. There is a time for dawah and this requires hikmah…and I’m sure this suggestion has already passed through iMuslim’s mind, and if anything…its meant to be asked in private, not in a public discourse. If in public I get the feeling Muslims who are watching want feel some sort of “validation” to their belief in seeing a kaafir convert.

      • Abd- Allah

        May 18, 2009 at 5:02 PM

        Maybe some people would like to see a kaafir convert so that they can feel good about themselves, but that is not the norm. Can you please provide an instance when the prophet peace be upon him met someone whom he didn’t convey the message to ?

        ” There is a time for dawah and this requires hikmah”

        our prophet used to do both at the same time! give dawah with hikma. they are not seperate akhi.

  19. mirza

    May 17, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    assalamualaikum,
    mr galloway, my public apologies for confronting you on faith in public previously. while i still seriously mean my question but i agree i lacked my manners in asking so by embarrassing my hero ( yourself) with it in public.

    my question is, how does BDS and divestment in the palestinian israeli conflict an important non violent solution? please also give us real life solutions for students in america who care for this cause, who care for justice.. may Allaah bless you for your resolute courage and being humble.

  20. SalafiTalib

    May 19, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    If you are secretly Muslim, do you consider voting haraam?

  21. Hidaya

    May 26, 2009 at 11:51 PM

    I just had to write this, since I just came back from attending his lecture in Brooklyn.

    He is a Muslim, his 2 yrs old son’s name is zainuddeen Galloway, I mean c’mon…..=)

    • Abd- Allah

      May 28, 2009 at 2:01 AM

      Oh ok, right, we all know that it is someone’s name that determines if he is muslim or not.

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