Whoever thought the best way to challenge George Galloway was to break his jaw is an idiot.
There are lots of legal and non-violent ways of responding to Galloway’s poisonous views and repugnant actions, without making him some kind of martyr– a role he will be pleased to play to the hilt.
And no, it’s not “understandable.”
Update: The BBC reports:
A man has been charged with religiously-aggravated assault after MP George Galloway was attacked in a west London street.
The Respect MP for Bradford West was posing for pictures in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, when he was assaulted on Friday evening.
He suffered bruising to his head and is believed to have had some ribs broken.
Neil Masterson, 39, of Camden Hill, will appear at Hammersmith Magistrates Court on Monday.
He has also been charged with common assault against a man in his 40s who came to the victim’s aid, police said.
Judging from his Facebook page, Masterson seems to be some kind of Christian Zionist and anti-Muslim bigot. And there’s this:
He and Galloway can probably find common ground on that.