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.