SHAFAQNA -Â Former Respect MP George Galloway has launched an attack upon his old foeÂ Tony Blair.
The former Prime Minister has landed himself a role as the head of an international organisation that fights anti-Semitism and campaigns for the criminalisation of Holocaust denial.
Blair resigned as Middle East peace envoy last month.
On Thursday Galloway, who lost his seat in the recent General Election, tweeted: â€œIt is a bad move appointing War Criminal and killer of a mountain of Muslims Tony Blair to head the campaign against anti-semitism in Europe.â€
Blairâ€™s new role will see him spearhead operations at the NGO which â€œpromotes tolerance,â€ monitors â€œchauvinistic behaviorsâ€ and â€œfightsâ€¦ racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia,â€ as well as provide financing for security at synagogues and Jewish schools throughout Europe.
A polarising figure in politics, Blair took Britain into the war in Iraq in 2003 and has been accused of being a war criminal by his detractors.
Galloway in particular has been passionate on this count.
In 2006 he argued the assassination of Blair would be â€œmorally justifiedâ€ given his support for the war in Iraq.
And in 2013 Galloway began a Kickstarter campaign to finance a documentary entitled The Killing Of Tony Blair.
Since leaving office Blair has amassed a vast personal fortune made up of millions every year from consultancy roles as well as charging upwards of Â£250,000 to speak at events.