Some UK companies taking down the Union Jack so as to not offend Muslims
Unreal. Via YNET:
Following warnings by extremist Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, in which the group said that the red cross in the England flag symbolizes the ‘blood thirsty crusaders’ and the occupation of Muslims, some of the largest companies in England have ordered their workers not to wave the flags.
The flag has recently appeared in England on everything from bikinis to cars, and sold in endless versions in stores.
But the Islamic protest forced some corporations, such as cable companies NTL, Heathrow airport in London, and even the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Agency to ban the flag in every form due to fears from reactions of Muslims.
The Sun tabloid newspaper has in recent days launched a campaign to bring back the flag, and has published a blacklist of companies preventing their workers from expressing their patriotism at work.
The Sun said that a large pub network has banned drinkers from entering with symbols of the national team.
The hero of the day is a two year-old toddler, who was thrown out with his parents from Leicester, because he wore the England team’s uniform.
Mark Steyn’s cautionary piece about caving to multicultural sensitivity comes to mind.
I agree with Tigerhawk who says: “It is time to fly the Union Jack“.
Here’s my contribution:
I like this combo US/Union Jack flag, too:
Of course it goes without saying, though, that this one is by far the best:
Hat tip: Jeff Goldstein
Also blogging about this: Little Green Footballs, Cold Fury