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British Village Bans St. George’s Flag Fearing It Would Upset Muslims
IBT ^ | May 15 2013 | Palash Ghosh

Posted on 05/19/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by george76

The city council of a tiny rural hamlet in Somerset, England, has vetoed a plan to fly the flag of St. George because its links to the Christian Crusades in the Middle Ages may offend the town's Muslim residents.

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John Clements, vice president of the Royal Society of St. George, a patriotic organization, called the Radstock councilors' decision “nonsense” and a form of “censoring” of the national flag.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: flag; freespeech; islamicimperialism; lifeamongthekufir; muslims; stgeorge; stgeorgesflag; thereisnoenglandnow; ungland
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1 posted on 05/19/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT by george76
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It would seem time to recall the city council, and find real British gentlemen to replace them.


2 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:02 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: george76

offend them?...you should REMIND them


3 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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4 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:50 AM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: george76

I wonder what name the Muslims will pick instead of England


5 posted on 05/19/2013 9:02:54 AM PDT by molson209
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To: ps

             

6 posted on 05/19/2013 9:03:42 AM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: Black Agnes

FYI


7 posted on 05/19/2013 9:03:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: george76

At some point, weakness eventually leads to self-destruction.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 9:04:50 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: george76

I guess “....cry God for Harry, England and Saint George!” has lost it’s meaning..


9 posted on 05/19/2013 9:05:43 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: george76
Ungland...
10 posted on 05/19/2013 9:08:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: george76
This wasn't shown in the article and should have been. Hope it doesn't offend.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: george76

Anything other than a star and crescent moon on a flag would offend Muslims.


12 posted on 05/19/2013 9:09:26 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Heartbreaking.


14 posted on 05/19/2013 9:09:49 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: george76

PC silliness is a kind excuse compared to the truth. These short sighted fools are cowards who pretend ‘kindness’ will stop radical Muslims from hurting them. They’re wrong.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 9:09:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (It's Gotten So Bad for Obama Fox News Changed Its Slogan to "See. I Told You So!"- Leno)
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To: Menehune56
Hope it doesn't offend.

the only ones it would offend are the ones you want it to offend

16 posted on 05/19/2013 9:10:37 AM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: george76

Cheese-eating surrender monkeys...


17 posted on 05/19/2013 9:11:13 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: george76

If it offends the Bloody Muslims, they can pack up and leave
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18 posted on 05/19/2013 9:12:44 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: george76

They have Muslims that are 400 plus years old living there?!?!?!


19 posted on 05/19/2013 9:13:17 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: george76

When you deny your history, you lose your place in it.. and pay the price for pretending it never existed.


20 posted on 05/19/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: george76

This regrettable (appalling) action brings to mind the brilliant observation of Congressman Hank Johnson about another island in the sea, that he was concerned it was about to tip off and sink to the bottom.

alas, once-great Britain


21 posted on 05/19/2013 9:15:19 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: george76

Georgia PM condemns violence at gay rights march...

Look at the St. George flags upper left!

22 posted on 05/19/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: george76

they better start flying that flag and using it for crusades against radical muslims there or they are history.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 9:16:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Black Agnes
Heartbreaking.

Nations 'across the pond' are not too far behind. It is spreading rapidly in the Western Hemisphere. Just count the number of new mosques in the last decade.

I recall a chilling line from the Showtime series, Sleeper Cell: 'by 2050 America's schools will close for Ramadan.'
24 posted on 05/19/2013 9:16:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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I don’t give it till 2050.

If you knew what my kin, in public schools, in rural MISSISSIPPI were being taught you’d agree.


25 posted on 05/19/2013 9:19:38 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Menehune56

Where can I get me one of them?


26 posted on 05/19/2013 9:19:52 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Menehune56
They just had a riot in the former Soviet Georgia over the gay pride parade...

Look at the picture, upper left...


27 posted on 05/19/2013 9:20:11 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: george76

So what flag would they not find offensive? Only their flag? Well, that flag offends me. There, done. No one gets to fly any flags so no one will be offended. That is the ultimate result of this kind of pc bs.


28 posted on 05/19/2013 9:20:17 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: TomGuy

On this Pentecost Day, 2013, may God send Christian missionares from the countries that the west sent missionaries many years ago to bring the good news of the Gospel of Jesus. Amen.


29 posted on 05/19/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TomGuy

Forgot, to the western countires, including the USA.


30 posted on 05/19/2013 9:22:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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31 posted on 05/19/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: george76
why, what are they afraid they'll do... kidnap and rape English girls??? wait, they already do that now, nevermind
32 posted on 05/19/2013 9:28:46 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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33 posted on 05/19/2013 9:28:48 AM PDT by Slyfox (The red face of shame is proof that the conscience is still operational.)
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34 posted on 05/19/2013 9:30:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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35 posted on 05/19/2013 9:31:27 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: george76

And what do they think of Christians who ARE upset with this nonsensical concern for the “feelings” of Muslims?

Or, if I were addressing that council;

“I’m upset at your abject STUPIDITY!....and the flag is STAYING!!!”


36 posted on 05/19/2013 9:31:40 AM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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Perhaps offering a dozen white English virgins to the muzzies would placate their offended sensibilities? Oh, wait, that’s been tried and didn’t work either.


37 posted on 05/19/2013 9:33:41 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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38 posted on 05/19/2013 9:34:34 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: molson209

Caliphate of Britanistan


39 posted on 05/19/2013 9:34:54 AM PDT by mikrofon (By George, I think they've lost it...)
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To: Safetgiver
I could mail you one in a week or two ,if you want one.
or buy it from Here: Flag
40 posted on 05/19/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two! Hi MI# !)
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To: george76

Western civilization is dying worldwide, and the UK is ahead of the curve. Funny thing is if you ever get on any kind of public message-board with our British cousins & public issues or politics comes up the hate for the USA is astounding. Some of the most personal filth I’ve ever seen Americans accused of comes from the British. Not all of them of course....but enough to make your head spin.


41 posted on 05/19/2013 9:41:21 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Menehune56

i hope it does

42 posted on 05/19/2013 9:47:05 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: george76
My dad spent his career with Reynolds Aluminum so I am very familiar with St George. He was all over the house on plates and awards and doodads and Reynolds Wrap.


43 posted on 05/19/2013 9:47:21 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: george76

The British return to paying Danegeld


44 posted on 05/19/2013 9:57:03 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Menehune56

I’m offended that the flag is too small. Make it as big as those shown on NFL pre-game anthems.


45 posted on 05/19/2013 9:58:53 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: george76

At least they put up a fight when the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans moved in. And when the Germans tried to. This is just so sad.

The muslims have perfected the art of pushing against civil society just hard enough to win but not so hard that the local population is willing to rise up, against the wishes of the powers that be, to defend themselves. Commies have perfected the same art. The frog is blissfully being boiled for supper.


46 posted on 05/19/2013 10:00:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Menehune56

It looks like the Cross. Oh my God, Muslims will be scarred for life and need emotional and mental health counseling for years and years.

Gee, I am offended by the crescent moon and star. What the heck at times there is a crescent moon and at least one star shining at night in the sky. maybe I should petition the US Government that the crescent moon and star upsets my sensibilities. (sarcasm)


47 posted on 05/19/2013 10:06:24 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: george76

Why doesn’t England just surrender already? Their mere existence probably offends muslims.


48 posted on 05/19/2013 10:17:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: george76

Guarantee no town would ever ban, say, the rainbow flag because it might offend Christians.


49 posted on 05/19/2013 10:35:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Secret Agent Man

Where can we get one?


50 posted on 05/19/2013 10:36:47 AM PDT by huldah1776
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