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George Galloway: Does adultery make you a bad Muslim?

by | 4th, April 2012

GEORGE Galloway MP for Bradford West has married to his fourth wife, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi. Mazeltov!

So. Here’s Rima Husseini, “cradling the Respect Party leader’s four-month-old son”, to illustrate the Sun’s story:

As George Galloway unveils wife No4, ex says: ‘We never got divorced’

Is this a case of bigamy, then?

Says Rima:

“We married under Islamic law…He hasn’t done anything illegal, but morally it’s a different story. I’m asking for a divorce, but he’s been refusing for months. To this day he refuses to grant me a divorce.”

So much for that non-story. Galloway has done nothing illegal.

But perhaps the tabloids have missed one news angle: in his electioneering in Bradford Galloway told the voters, “Gods knows who is a Muslism and who is not.”

We might know too if Galloway told us if he’s converted to Islam.

Galloway went to to lambaste his Labour Party rival Imran Hussein for drinking alcohol,. adding that he had never touched a drop of the stuff.

Galloway was married to Elaine from 1979 to 1987. He had had an affair with one Lilian Grewer.

Where does Islam stand on adultery?

As he once said:

“I have committed a lot of sins and repeatedly. That makes you vulnerable. The point about sin is that you are supposed to repent, learn from it and not repeat it. On many personal levels, I have sinned a lot. My only hope is that my life as a whole and the totality of my time here will help make up for some of that. But that, of course, is in God’s hands.”

For now it’s up to the voters…

Photo: George Galloway, MP for Glasgow Kelvin, with his award for Debater of the Year at the Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. The awards were held at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel in Knightsbridge, London, sponsored by Zurich Financial Services.  * and judged by prominent political journalists and sketch writers, such as Boris Johnson, MP and editor of The Spectator, and the Sun’s political editor Trevor Kavanagh.



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