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Saturday, February 04, 2006

Gorgeous George banned

Remember George Galloway pleading his case in the CBB competition, the case that he was most famous because billions of Muslims knew and repected him. Well, somebody obviously didn't tell him about Egypt!

Egyptian immigration officials prevented MP George Galloway from entering the country on Friday night because he is on a blacklist, airport sources said on Saturday.

Galloway had flown to Cairo to take part in a mock trial of U.S. President George W. Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Prime Minister Tony Blair for their activities in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.

A prominent opponent of the invasion of Iraq and advocate of Palestinian rights, Galloway has spent more than 12 hours at Cairo airport after arriving on an EgyptAir flight from London, the airport sources said.

"He'll probably have to go to London on the next plane, unless attempts to get him through succeed, which is most unlikely," said one airport official, who asked not to be named.

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The sources gave no immediate reason why Galloway should be on the list of people not permitted to enter Egypt.

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