At the present time (World Cup Fever) the whole of England is awash with the flag of St. George, it is flown from shops, houses, pubs and vehicles…it is everywhere and it makes me feel good to see it.
Now then, my pal lives about 25 miles from me in Rochdale which has a very large Muslim population. A few weeks back he was with me in my local pub and he remarked on the vast numbers of flags hanging most everywhere, he also mentioned that the landlord of his local had been advised by the police not to fly the flag in any place where it could be seen from the street.
The landlord asked why and was told that some members of the Muslim community find it offensive, some, not all I hasten to add as a fair number of Asian shops have the St. Georges flag prominantly displayed
Well aint that a shame :rolleyes:
We don’t complain when at cricket matches the flags of predominantly Muslim countries are flown, we are tolerant y’see and don’t really give a shit.
So if the flag of MY country cannot be flown without some dipstick/s complaining about it then what is the next thing we cannot do for fear of causing offence?