…And who wouldn’t want to be Muslim now that it means you can have sex with dead people for up to 6 hours. But hey, who’s counting, right?
Jemima Khan, in an interview with the Bradford MP, reveals the background to his Muslim conversion.
By Alice GribbinPublished 26 April 2012 11:54
In a wide-ranging interview in this week’s issue of the New Statesman, George Galloway MP talks about his spectacular by-election victory, Ed Miliband’s fortunes, Middle East dictators and mass unemployment. Interviewer Jemima Khan also exclusively reveals the background to Galloway’s conversion to Islam:
George Galloway, MP for Bradford West, is a Muslim. He converted more than ten years ago in a ceremony at a hotel in Kilburn, north-west London, attended by members of the Muslim Association of Great Britain. Those close to him know this. The rest of the world, including his Muslim constituents, does not.
Over a halal, alcohol-free lunch at a cafe on Bradford’s main high street, Khan tells Galloway: “I know someone who attended your shahadah [the Muslim conversion ceremony].”