Tuesday, October 4

England Flag Banned from UK Prisons as Racist

If you would like to see what happens when you put a Human Rights campaigner in charge of overseeing prisons, then you only need to look as far as the United Kingdom's Chief Inspector of Prisons, Anne Owers.

Anne Owers has banned the flag of England from prisons because muslim prisoners might feel threatened by the guards wearing pins of the St. Georges Cross, which is the Flag of England, as the flag was used during the Crusades. As we all know, muslims did not fare well during the crusades. The pins were sold as a fundraiser for a cancer charity.

She immediately found a supporter in the name of Chris Doyle who is the Director of the "Council for Arab-British Understanding."

"Muslim or Arab prisoners could take umbrage if staff wore a red cross badge. It's also got associations with the far-right. Prison officers should be seen to be neutral." - Chris Doyle

I wonder what these muslims felt about the Flag prior to landing in prison? Both Ms. Owers and Mr. Doyle neglect to point out that these muslims got themselves into this situation in the first place. Weren't muslims imprisoned during the crusades? If so, then by Ms. Owers reasoning I would think that jailing muslims in an English jail would be as equally offensive to Muslims as the flag that flies over it.

If this Flag is so offensive to muslims, then why stop at banning it from Prisons, what about all those muslims in the country that are subjected to the presence of this flag everywhere. Why stop at the flag? Muslims are offended by pork, so why not ban pork products from the country? Oh wait, other insaniacs have already started the de-pigging process:

"Alas, the United Kingdom's descent into dhimmitude is beyond parody. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (Tory-controlled) has now announced that, following a complaint by a Muslim employee, all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and "pig-related items" will be banned." - Mark Steyn, Opinion.Telegraph

I wonder if any of this Muslim employees co-workers will find something of his offensive. If this guy had complained in some city in the US, besides being told to grow up, he would find a never-ending supply of comics placing little piggies in his workspace, on his car, in his front yard, and probably even be the recipient of Pig-themed Christmas Cards.

I wonder, did muslims eat pork before Mohamed? Were they muslims before Mohamed? Is it possible, with today's technology, that pork can be clean for muslim consumption?
Whats next? Are any UK Prison Guards Jewish? I bet the muslim prisoners will have a problem with that!

Anne Owers: Campaigner turned prison watchdog - BBC News
Race fears spark St. George ban - CNN
St George Ban On Jail Staff - Leeds Today
Making a pig's ear of defending democracy - Opinion Telegraph UK


Anonymous said...

I think that Mr. Fry is confusing the flag of England with the flag of the UK, i.e. St. George's Cross vs. Union Jack. It is not very difficult to find a parallel in the good ol' USA with the Confederate flag vs. the Star Spangled Banner, especially with regard to right-wing connections. But hey, it was worth a blog entry.

Best regards from evil freeriding Finland.

Fred Fry said...

Thanks. I do know the difference. The flag in the story is white whith a red cross in it. It is part of the Union Jack, the flag of the UK.

For those not in the know, here is an explanation of the UK and England Flags:
The Flags of Great Britain

Anonymous said...

I live in England although my bloodline does not date from England.

Why is it considered wrong to display your nations flag. The English have been opressed by there own government. Is it really a wonder people hate foreigners there?