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The Finger

by | 5th, August 2005

‘WHAT is it with al-Qaeda leaders and that raised index finger?

‘And next time you knock on my door and run way I’ll call the police’

Perhaps some expert in animal behaviour will tell us why whenever we see Bin Laden or one of his minions they speak while raising their finger like a school ma’am or Tintin’s friend Professor Calculus?

Whoever does al-Qaeda’s PR should tell Ayman al-Zawahiri, billed in the Telegraph as the deputy leader of al-Qaeda, the John Prescott of the outfit, that such finger wagging is ageing and liable to take someone’s eye out.

But the Times is not interested in what the man has to say as he sits with a Kalashnikov rifle by his side and delivers his charmless message to the world.

“As for the British, I tell them that Blair has brought you destruction in Central London, and God willing, will bring more destruction,” says he, finger raised high.

He then says that the only way out is to leave Iraq immediately – presumably to him, the notably absent Bin Laden and violent men high on suicide.

“If you don’t leave today, then you shall leave tomorrow but after scores of thousands of fatalities and double that number of handicapped and wounded people,” says he.

And George Galloway seems to agree. He puts his finger in the air, sees which way the wind blows, and gives us his take on the situation in an interview broadcast on Syrian television.

The Telegraph tunes in to hear the Respect MP for Bethnal Green say that the insurgents trying to kill British troops “are defending all the people of the world from American hegemony”.

Says he: “It’s not the Muslims who are the terrorists.” Oh? “The biggest terrorists are Bush and Blair.”

Galloway then talks of the “poor Iraqis” who are winning the war against American might, “writing the names of their cities and towns in the stars”, the “martyrs” who blow up their countrymen, killing policemen and children and those who hated his old mucker Saddam Hussein with a passion.

He talks of Baghdad and Jerusalem as “two beautiful daughters” of the Arab world. “The daughters are crying for help and the Arab world is silent. And some of them are collaborating with the rape of these two beautiful Arab daughters.”

Galloway talks as if he’s swallowed the Big Bumper Book of Arab rhetoric whole. He sounds less like a British MP and more like al-Zawahiri (“You, however, shed rivers of blood in our land, so we exploded volcanoes of anger in your land”).

Although Galloway’s no al-Qaeda operative – he’s yet to be given the finger…’

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