Sunday, 24 January 2010

St George, Islam, Muslims, Multiculturalism and Community Cohesion



St George cross banned
"British prison officers who wore a St. George's Cross tie-pin have been ticked off by the jails watchdog over concerns about the symbol's racist connotations.

The pins showing the English flag -- which has often raised hackles due to its connection with the Crusades of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries -- could be "misconstrued," Chief Inspector of Prisons Anne Owers said in a section on race in a report on a jail in the northern English city of Wakefield.

The banner of St. George, the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers during the military expeditions by European powers to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims, and later became the national flag of England.

A section on race relations in Owers' report said: "We were concerned to see a number of staff wearing a flag of St. George tie-pin." http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/europe/10/04/britain.redcross/index.html



The St George flag is inappropriate as it may be offensive to Muslims
The Church of England is considering rejecting England's patron saint St George on the grounds that his image is too warlike and may offend Muslims. Clergy have started a campaign to replace George with St Alban, a Christian martyr in Roman Britain. The scheme, to be considered by the Church's parliament, the General Synod, has met a cautious but sympathetic response from senior bishops. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-393651/Will-George-slayed-Englands-patron-saint.html



Angry Muslims burn St George flag
Muslims burned the flag of St George and called for the Queen to 'Go to Hell' in a furious rally held in London over Salman Rushdie's knighthood. Angry Muslim extremists rallying at Regents Park Mosque said that anger over the award could match the fierce reaction to publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Denmark in 2006. Organisers of a protest outside the mosque claimed several hundred demonstrators were denouncing the decision to reward Rushdie, whose novel "The Satanic Verses" led to a death threat from Iran in 1989. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-463552/British-Muslims-burn-St-Georges-flag-anti-Rushdie-rally.html


Enemy of Dragons and Community Cohesion

St George parade cancelled because it's offensive to Muslims

A MARCH to celebrate St George’s Day has been axed – because the authorities fear it could spark race riots. About 1,500 children were due to take part in a parade to commemorate the patron saint of England on Wednesday. But council bosses in Bradford, West Yorks, have ditched the event over concerns it could upset the Asian community, many of them Muslim. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/35580/St-George-s-parade-scrapped-in-case-it-upsets-Muslims/







Post colonial guilt
Crucially, it was also the emblem of the Crusades against the Islam. Richard the Lionheart wore it, and legend tells how St George appeared to his knights during the siege of Antioch, inspiring them to victory.

Centuries have passed since, but the Crusades are still a cause of resentment among some muslims. Chris Doyle, of the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, says the red cross is an insensitive reminder of the Crusades. He said: "It is offensive to Arabs and muslims, including many from non-Arab countries. What I enjoy and value is that we don't bother to honour his day Professor Ronald Hutton, Bristol University
"They see the Crusades as Christendom launching a brutal holy war against Islam.

"Because of what has happened in the 20th Century, when most of the Arab world was colonised, the memory of the Crusades has resurfaced."
http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/1/hi/england/1937546.stm



Kids punished for displaying St George flag
SCHOOLKIDS are being punished for flying the English flag, a Government report claimed yesterday. It found that politically correct teachers are sending youngsters home for wearing clothing featuring the St George cross. And kids are even being told off just because they have been dropped off in a car decorated with the symbol. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article859734.ece





Three crosses are even worse
"A GULF War hero was banned from joining the police because he has a Union Jack and the words “British Army” tattooed on his arm.

Proud Sgt Ivan Ivanovic was told the two-inch design could be seen as RACIST.

Ivan was stunned ? as he has served Britain for 22 years, seeing action in the first Gulf War and playing peacekeeping roles in Iraq and Kosovo.

The dad of two wanted to become a police community support officer when he quits the Army. But Cumbria Constabulary refused to consider him due to the tattoos.

Ivan, 40, who serves with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at Catterick, North Yorks, said: “I can’t see why anyone would think that the flag of the country might be seen as racist." http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article62787.ece





19 comments:

David said...

It's a sad day when you cannot fly your country's flag.... IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY!!!
The true racists in my eyes are the ones who discriminate against wearing/flying the English flag or Union flag (or any really) just in case it's racist (as they are the ones who have it in mind).
Don't even get me started on the muslim protesters burning flags... in doing so they have no right to call themselves English/British. I would never burn my own country's flag, or those of Scotland, Ireland, Wales etc.

Anonymous said...

The NWO wants to get rid of any sense of Patriotism to your country, they just use rascism as an excuse (or increasing health and safety regulations), we are all European now (or so they think) this is why it is VERY important to keep your English/Scottish/Welsh/Irish identity alive, any way you can.....Donna

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Gary said...

Any Muslim living in England who finds the flag of England offensive should be deported to sharia compliant hell hole in any of the pissislam countries.

Anonymous said...

o dear my gran is knitting me a red and white jumper with crosses as a pattern. mustn't hurt her feelings

Anonymous said...

Fuck you man,Fuck you

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Anonymous said...

fuck the red cross bring ISLAM back!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

QUOTE: Anonymous said...
fuck the red cross bring ISLAM back!!!!!!

Wheres that ?

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Anonymous said...

The error you all see to be making is that, a flag of a country represnt its diversity and strenghts as a nation & not the pain & sufferrring it inflicted. the British have over the centuries caused much destruction around the world but they hav also brough much knowledge with them. St George never fought muslims, he fough pagans and oppressive goverment...remember he was a diciple of Jesus, who is recognised as a muslim and prophet of islam. The day should be remebered as a symbol of hope that there is still good out there. the crusaders who war the St. Georges flag wore it with the misunderstanding that St. george fought islam...we know better now and understand the logic of St.George. if the country is celebrating St. George for his character as a good human being and if God wills a saint, then yes celebrate, however if it is being celebrated to recognise the crusaders then it should be cancelled. Muslim female

Anonymous said...

To all those so called muslims who are posting comments anonymously, they are cowards and instigators! And they should really pack their bags and go to some third world shithole in the middle east where they can practice and be surrounded by muslims all day long.
Bunch of arrogant shitheads.

Anonymous said...

I see nothing wrong why we should not celebrate st george afterall muslims celebrate salahuddin, this is all part of their war on western civilisation to ridicule our culture and impose theirs because if you have nothing to stand on, you will definitely fall for anything. EUROPE PRESERVE YOUR CULTURE, LIFE, RELIGION AND COMMUNITIES IF ONLY YOU ALL COULD READ THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL.

Anonymous said...

I have found this statement in an Islamic Website.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters meet Saint George, the symbolic icon of Englishness, a man loved by many patriotic English and who proudly wave his flag.

But, in reality, Saint George was not English, probably never heard of England, let alone Sunday dinners and the like.

Saint George was theologically, epistemologically and culturally a Muslim - a man who renounced the concept of trinity; who contested the Romans on this point; a man who believed in Hazrat Eesa as the Prophet of Allah; a man whose mother was Palestinean whilst he himself was Turkish; a man who believed in One God and the Prophet of the time - A man who has more right to be remembered as Muslim rather than English."

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Naaz Khalifah said...
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Naaz said...

im english and muslim , i would NEVER EVER do that to my own countrys flag. Im so proud of my country, i even hang the flag on my bedroom wall and have household stuff in decoration of poppies.There are way too many extremists out there and they need to chill their panties.

Anonymous said...

So much nonsense can be sparked over stupidity and politics and ahhhhh no use