By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2010
George Galloway was denied entry into America last week. The former Respect MP and notorious pro-Palestinian activist was due to speak in five US cities, but was barred from flying in from London by US authorities.
The Muslim Legal Fund of America, which organised the tour, said the ban was because of "visa problems".
Mr Galloway reportedly said that the decision to ban him was not political, but down to a "technical glitch at Heathrow Airport".
He added: "My office is now in touch with the embassy in London to fix it."