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UK: Mother told to take down her Christmas lights -- they might offend non-Christians
Dhimmiwatch ^ | 12/17/08

Posted on 12/17/2008 5:33:17 AM PST by Sammy67

At least in this case study from Absurd Britannia, the backtracking began almost immediately. "Mother told to take down her Christmas lights... in case they offend her non-Christian neighbours," from the Daily Mail, December 16 (thanks to James):

A woman has spoken of how she was told to remove her Christmas lights by a housing association worker - in case they offended her non-Christian neighbours. Dorothy Glenn decorates her home in South Shields with hundreds of festive lights every year, including a giant tree and a 4ft Santa Claus.

But she was left stunned this year when a South Tyneside Homes worker called at her house to inform her that the decorations she was displaying might be offending her neighbours.

The association last night apologised to Mrs Glenn and insisted that removing Christmas lights was not part of their policy.

The 41-year-old mother-of-three said:

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1 posted on 12/17/2008 5:33:17 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

PC totally out of control.


2 posted on 12/17/2008 5:36:21 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Sammy67

could liberal, democrat, adolescent psychosis be spreading to the united kingdom?


3 posted on 12/17/2008 5:37:28 AM PST by ripley
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To: Sammy67

The mother of 2 said.... “FU”. OOps this is all about Christmas so there should be no vulgarity. But we can have contempt for Caesar and his minions.

People have to defiantly stand up to this crap or they will run over us.


4 posted on 12/17/2008 5:38:25 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: Sammy67

At least commonsense prevailed in the end.

I think the Poms will put up with only so much of this crap from the muslims before they get really, really angry and sort them out properly.

What the muslims interpret as capitulation and weakness is actually good manners and patience: both of which being virtues with the Poms. But there are limits to both, as the muslims might just find out.


5 posted on 12/17/2008 5:39:20 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Sammy67

I figured the lights were non-religious anyway.


6 posted on 12/17/2008 5:40:12 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: ripley

Actually, it seems to START over there.


7 posted on 12/17/2008 5:46:16 AM PST by Cedric
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To: Sammy67

Humbug I say.......Humbug!!!


8 posted on 12/17/2008 5:46:43 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I'm shoveling snow instead of raking leaves. Global warming my A$$!)
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To: Sammy67; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

“Never in the history of human endeavor has so much stupidity been inflicted upon so many by so few”
(with respect to Winston Churchill)


9 posted on 12/17/2008 5:51:05 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Sammy67

Hail Britania


10 posted on 12/17/2008 5:51:44 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Cedric
Actually, it seems to START over there.

Yes, England has been setting the standard for PC idiocy years ahead of Americans, and they are miles ahead of us when it comes to pandering to muzzies.

11 posted on 12/17/2008 5:57:10 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Sammy67

If I had to I would take them down now and then put them up in the Spring or Summer time.


12 posted on 12/17/2008 6:01:10 AM PST by AIC
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To: Sammy67

Some subhuman mohammedan must’ve slithered by and complained about the “infidel lights”


13 posted on 12/17/2008 6:01:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (islam IS the problem!)
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To: ripley

“could liberal, democrat, adolescent psychosis be spreading to the united kingdom?”
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Actually, it’s the other way around. Spreading TO the US.


14 posted on 12/17/2008 6:04:51 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Sammy67

Christmas and Hannukah decorations don’t offend me. Chopping heads off living humans and making videos about it does offend me.


15 posted on 12/17/2008 6:21:09 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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Woman told to remove Christmas lights
to avoid offending non-Christian neighbours (UK)
Breitbart | Dec 14, 2008 | Telegraph UK
Posted on 12/14/2008 6:13:56 PM PST by RDTF
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2148812/posts

Mother told to take down her Christmas lights...
in case they offend her non-Christian neighbours
DailyMail.com | 15th December 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
Posted on 12/15/2008 10:33:48 AM PST by FTL
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2149122/posts


16 posted on 12/17/2008 6:38:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: Sammy67

Already been posted and not much of a story anyway. This was one idiot person. The association said this was not its policy and the neighbors said they loved the lights. Lights are still up. End of “story.”


17 posted on 12/17/2008 6:45:13 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: ScottinVA

According to the full story, her non-Christian neighbors said they loved the lights.


18 posted on 12/17/2008 6:46:55 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

You are just so insensitive. :)~


19 posted on 12/17/2008 6:49:27 AM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"years ahead"

And all the dhimmi leftists over here are green with envy. Undoubtedly they'd like nothing more than to be able to throw people in jail for voicing "unpopular" opinions or exhibiting "non-inclusive" behavior.

20 posted on 12/17/2008 7:29:30 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Sammy67

Now if it were me I would put even more lights up.

But that’s just me.


21 posted on 12/17/2008 7:34:17 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Political correctness is a form of censorship!)
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To: Sammy67

At least the “lights incident” was resolved successfully. The next story below that is perhaps more disturbing:

UK: Salvation Army can’t rattle collection tins — it might “offend other religions”

Could it be that the rattle of the collecting tins is too bell-like? For the prohibition of bells is part of Islamic law for dhimmis: “Such non-Muslim subjects [of the Islamic state] are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they...are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays...” — ‘Umdat al-Salik o11.5

“After 130 years of fundraising, Sally Army told to stop rattling collecting tins because it might ‘offend other religions,’” by Paul Harris in the Daily Mail, December 15 (thanks to James):

For 130 years they have been part of Christmas, filling the air in towns across the land with music and carols.

But one thing is missing from the repertoire of Salvation Army bands this year - the percussion of rattling tins.

Members have been forbidden to shake their charity tins - even if it’s done in time to the music - in case it harasses or intimidates people. One said she had been told it might also offend other religions.

[...]

‘I jokingly told them off for not shaking their tins,’ said Mr Keywood, 78, a retired telecoms executive. ‘They said they weren’t allowed to do that in case it caused offence to other religions. They said they’d been told rattling a tin was considered to be intimidating.

‘I don’t know who makes up these rules but I suspect it will have something to do with human rights. I do feel Britain has lost its way on things like this.’...

You can say that again.


22 posted on 12/17/2008 8:22:44 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Sammy67
The 41-year-old mother-of-three said:

Has that moron been fired?!!??

23 posted on 12/17/2008 12:15:19 PM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: gracesdad
Already been posted and not much of a story anyway.

Is it OK with you, Oh Delusional One, if we each decide for ourselves if this is "much of a story"?

As for being already posted, I am the center of the universe, not you.
Didn't you get the memo?

24 posted on 12/17/2008 12:19:41 PM PST by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: gracesdad

Why the attitude? Did you get turned down for the mod job?


25 posted on 12/17/2008 12:29:13 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Publius6961

“Is it OK with you, Oh Delusional One, if we each decide for ourselves if this is “much of a story”?

Exactly why is this story an example of a major problems? One person complains. The neighbors and the association both say the display is no problem, and it stays up. Gosh, what a horrible situation. Christmas has obviously been destroyed.


26 posted on 12/17/2008 8:15:25 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: ozzymandus

“Why the attitude? Did you get turned down for the mod job?”

Oh please.


27 posted on 12/17/2008 8:16:35 PM PST by gracesdad
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To: Sammy67

Consider the fact that Christmas cookies cause cancer. We need to do something about anything Christmas (or is it Xmas?)


28 posted on 12/24/2008 9:51:32 AM PST by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: LaineyDee
The 41-year-old mother-of-three said:....."B*** me you wankers!">

L

29 posted on 12/24/2008 9:53:12 AM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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