George Galloway has spoken out for the first time since he
was allegedly attacked by a man for being an "enemy to Judaism."
Former BBC manager Neil Masterson, 39, appeared at
Hammersmith Magistrates' Court in west London yesterday charged with
religiously aggravated assault against the Bradford West MP.
The pro-Palestine politician was attacked in Golborne Road,
Notting Hill, London, on Friday evening.
In his first TV interview after being released from
hospital, Galloway told RT he is "surprised" by the lack of
condemnation on the attack from other UK politicians.
“It’s very painful to walk, to move, even to speak because I
sustained a dislocated jaw, quite bad head injuries, and very badly cracked
ribs,” he said.
Prosecuting, Tom Gill, told the court that Masterson, of
Kensington, west London, carried out the attack because he felt "the
victim was enemy of Judaism."
Gill said that Masterson told the police: "I didn't
want him to think I'm scared, Galloway is Anti-semitic and I am Jewish,"
the Telegraph reported.
Will Masterton now do the logical thing and join the JEDL?