No flag for Radstock because of Crusades

May 15, 2013 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story: www.thisisbath.co.uk

The flag of St George will not be flying over Radstock any time soon after town councillors decided it was inappropriate because of its links with campaigns against Islam hundreds of years ago.

The town council decided to not to buy a St George’s flag after a discussion about repairs to the civic flagpole to ensure a Union Jack could be flown on Armistice Day ...

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"Councillor Eleanor Jackson (Lab, Radstock), a university lecturer and teacher, said its use during the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries could mean the English national flag could be seen by some as offensive.

"She added:'My big problem is that it is offensive to some Muslims but even more so that it has been hijacked by the far right. My thoughts are we ought to drop it for 20 years.'

"... Nasima Begum, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Council of Britain, said it encouraged the flying of the St George’s flag.

"She said:'St George needs to take his rightful place as a national symbol of inclusivity rather than a symbol of hatred. St George actually lived before the birth of Islam and should not be associated with any hatred of Muslims.'"

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Effin' leftie tree hugger.

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A move so bad even muslims are embarrassed over it!
I hope every house in that village displays the English flag.
I know for certain I would!

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I find islam offensive.
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May 18, 2013
 
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I find islam offensive.
So are the entire non Muslim world!
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Joe DeCaro wrote:
from thisisbath:
"Councillor Eleanor Jackson (Lab, Radstock), a university lecturer and teacher, said its use during the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries could mean the English national flag could be seen by some as offensive.
"She added:'My big problem is that it is offensive to some Muslims but even more so that it has been hijacked by the far right. My thoughts are we ought to drop it for 20 years.'
"... Nasima Begum, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Council of Britain, said it encouraged the flying of the St George’s flag.
"She said:'St George needs to take his rightful place as a national symbol of inclusivity rather than a symbol of hatred. St George actually lived before the birth of Islam and should not be associated with any hatred of Muslims.'"
So the next stop will be to remove the three crosses in the Union jack? Muslim hatred has no boundaries- from pigs, to dogs, to Jews, to Christians, to Hindus, to all non Muslims, to crosses, to churches, to synagaugs, to Buddha statues to Bibles and what not?

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Frank wrote:
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So the next stop will be to remove the three crosses in the Union jack? Muslim hatred has no boundaries- from pigs, to dogs, to Jews, to Christians, to Hindus, to all non Muslims, to crosses, to churches, to synagaugs, to Buddha statues to Bibles and what not?
It keeps the Muslims and leftie socialists away from the real problems of the world, bless 'em.

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