Galloway refuses to apologise at Muslim women's meeting over Assange rape remark
The leader of a Muslim women’s organisation said women will have been left "disappointed” by George Galloway ’s refusal to apologise for controversial comments he made about rape and sexual consent.
The Bradford West MP tonight faced a meeting of the Muslim Women’s Council Bradford Circle where he was quizzed over comments he has made in podcasts and on Twitter and how he was representing them.
Mr Galloway caused outrage last month with his podcast comments about the case of Wikileaks campaigner Julian Assange, who is facing rape allegations in Sweden.
The Respect MP claimed the substance of the allegations against Mr Assange amounted to no more than "bad sexual etiquette”.
At last night’s meeting Mr Galloway refused to apologise for remarks he made on the podcast, saying it was his "belief”.
But after the meeting Bradford Circle’s chairman Bana Gora said: "A lot of people came here today expecting a public apology and George made it perfectly clear that was not what he wanted to do and he would not do that. (...)