You Could Have Just Asked Them All….

A town has voted not to fly the flag of St George in case it offends Muslims.

A town with lots of them? Is it Birmingham?

Radstock in Somerset has a population of 5,620, 16 of them Muslim, census data shows.


But a Labour councillor said the red and white cross could upset people because of its links to the Crusades.

Eleanor Jackson, a university lecturer, said: ‘My big problem is it is offensive to some Muslims, but even more that it has been hijacked by the far Right.’

Jesus, it’s a perfect storm of imbecility!

Rizwan Ahmed, spokesman for the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society, said: ‘To say that Muslims are offended I don’t think is correct.

‘We understand the flag is part of this country’s heritage, and in fact many Muslims identify as being British.

That’s not helpful to Eleanor’s virtuesignalling, Rizwan!

Muslim Council of Britain spokesman Nasima Begum said her group 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.’

Oh, Nasima, don’t you understand, you’re clearly not as expensively educated as Eleanor. She’ll tell you how you are supposed to think and feel.

8 comments for “You Could Have Just Asked Them All….

  1. Stonyground
    May 1, 2020 at 10:20 am

    The crusades fizzled out about eight hundred years ago, I think it might be time for people on both sides to move on. Oh, they have moved on. Even if the ‘far right’ had hi jacked the English flag, how is banning everyone else from flying it going to help? In fact it would do the opposite of helping wouldn’t it? I get offended when I see Saladin wood preserver at B&Q.

    • May 3, 2020 at 6:55 am

      Can’t wait ’til they reopen to get some of that! 😀

  2. Valentine Gray
    May 1, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Labour Councillor Eleanor Jackson is a stinking Liar, she is insulting Muslims by using them as an excuse for not flying the flag of St George, she is a Common Purpose muppet, anti English, I would prevent her from speaking English as it is offensive to me that she uses my language.

  3. Penseivat
    May 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Well the people of that place now know not to vote for these English hating tossers on the council in the next elections. Perhaps that should be one of the questions put to aspiring councillors?

    • May 3, 2020 at 6:55 am

      Who else can they vote for, though?

      • Penseivat
        May 3, 2020 at 4:13 pm

        Sadly, that is true. In a town of roughly 6,000 people, it wouild be difficult to find enough sensible, realistic, intelligent, people who wish to work for the community. I forget, though, who it was that said that anyone who wished to enter politics should be banned from doing so under the Mental Health Act.

        • Andy5759
          May 7, 2020 at 8:20 pm

          I first encountered that in the Telegraph, Auberon Waugh’s column. He also may have said that he likes to think that politicians should be independent, independently wealthy or independently poor. Better that than suckling on Satan’s teats.

  4. Rowdy
    May 7, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Such a patronising individual. The result of being offended on behalf of another group is, of course, that we increasingly blame muslims for this stupidity when they probably aren’t at all offended. Or most of them anyway.

    See also Christmas, Easter, Remembrance Sunday.

    The Guardian on VE Day is going to be worth a read.

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