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British Red Cross bans Christmas so as not to ‘offend’ Muslims
Bare Naked Islam ^ | 11/19/2011 | barenakedislam

Posted on 11/19/2011 5:12:58 PM PST by Just4Him

The charity’s politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night – from Christians. Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: ‘We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can’t have anything that means Christmas. We’re allowed to have some tinsel but that’s it. ‘When we send cards they have to say season’s greetings or best wishes. They must not be linked directly to Christmas. ‘When we asked we were told it is because we must not upset Muslims.’

Mrs Banks added: ‘ We have been instructed that we can’t say anything about Christmas and we certainly can’t have a Christmas tree. ‘ I think the policy is offensive to Muslims as well as to us. No reasonable person can object to Christians celebrating Christmas. But we are not supposed to show any sign of Christianity at all.’

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: christian; cross; dhimitude; eurabia; islam; londonistan; sharia; wot
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1 posted on 11/19/2011 5:12:59 PM PST by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him
Bet they won't have the guts to ban Ramadan, though.

Christians don't kill you when you diss them.

Moslems do.

2 posted on 11/19/2011 5:14:24 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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Defy the jackasses.


3 posted on 11/19/2011 5:14:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: Just4Him
Serve the hot cross buns.

With bacon.

4 posted on 11/19/2011 5:15:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Just4Him

Maybe British Christians should just stop supporting the Red Cross with their contributions. Let the Muslims take up the slack.


5 posted on 11/19/2011 5:16:17 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Just4Him

so when will they change their logo to be less offensive to certain persuasions?


6 posted on 11/19/2011 5:16:27 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: Just4Him; All

Jihad per TV ‘realism series’- ‘All American Muslims’
TLC Sunday, 9 PM CST

‘It is an attempt to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to bully them into thinking that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

The problem people have with Islam is its teachings of violence against and the subjugation of unbelievers. It is with the supremacist ideology and the fervent believers in those noxious doctrines of warfare and subjugation. Yhe ultimate danger posed by a program presenting the “normal” side of life for American Muslims is that it isn’t accurate.

The danger is in the deception and obfuscation of the truth which results in the intellectual disarming of the American people.’

Pam Geller
_______________________

Email TLC.

Protest

Boycott

Get up a petition. This atrosity MUST be stopped!

.


7 posted on 11/19/2011 5:16:32 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Just4Him

I guess Brits should save their donations for the Red Crescent.


8 posted on 11/19/2011 5:16:41 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: GeronL

Tere are what, 15 Christians left in England?


9 posted on 11/19/2011 5:17:45 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Bet they won't have the guts to ban Ramadan, though.

You beat me to it. The British seem bound and determined to hand over their country to these invaders. Wouldn't want to 'offend' them, you know.

10 posted on 11/19/2011 5:18:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

That’s where they’re headed.


11 posted on 11/19/2011 5:18:09 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Just4Him

Soon God the Father will ban Islam so as not to offend Christ.


12 posted on 11/19/2011 5:18:36 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

so they will drop Greenwich Mean Time for Mecca Mean Time


13 posted on 11/19/2011 5:19:44 PM PST by molson209
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To: Cvengr

Indeed. Islam/Muhammad is the FALSE prophet spoken of in the Bible.


14 posted on 11/19/2011 5:20:34 PM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: Just4Him

I now set forth a personal ban on the mention of any islamic or muslim holidays, as they offend me.

Sadly, in 2 years or less, you shall see the total destruction by violence of Britain.

Read my tag line, it is what keeps the US at the moment from going the same path.

We shall have SHTF, but it shall come in stealth by Presidential Edict, then the goon squads locking down transport thus starving people into submission.

I spoke with another Prepper, he said it would not fly as it would get knocked down by the sitting Members...

Have we seen anything obummer has done being struck down yet...

*** crickets ***


15 posted on 11/19/2011 5:22:56 PM PST by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: Just4Him

How about banning EID because it offends Christians, or Ramadan for that matter.


16 posted on 11/19/2011 5:22:56 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: Just4Him

Oh, and change your Red Cross to a circle or square or something else.


17 posted on 11/19/2011 5:23:40 PM PST by SkyDancer
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To: alarm rider

lol. right. They might not notice.


18 posted on 11/19/2011 5:25:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Just4Him

So, the British Red Cross has been hostilely taken over by the Red Crescent.

So much for St. George.


19 posted on 11/19/2011 5:26:19 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Just4Him

Islam needs to be eradicated.


20 posted on 11/19/2011 5:27:04 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Just4Him

An article from 2002.


21 posted on 11/19/2011 5:27:34 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: GeronL
Maybe send the Red Cross "Jesus loves you" Christmas cards with a dollar inside.
I wonder how much donated money they get from Muslims, or at least
however much is left over from funding Terrorism.
22 posted on 11/19/2011 5:28:24 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Just4Him

Whose country is it?


23 posted on 11/19/2011 5:28:46 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: MaxMax

send them a Jesus brick COD. lol


24 posted on 11/19/2011 5:30:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Natufian

Correct. Should have clicked on the Daily Mail link. Wonder why they are just mentioning this now. Perhaps because it’s still the same sh*t again this year?


25 posted on 11/19/2011 5:30:59 PM PST by Just4Him (The truth shall set you free. John 8:32)
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To: Just4Him
Will the Red Cross admit what their fear of Islam is should they be Offended?

What doesn't offend muslims?
Why fear offending muslims when Freedom offends them.

26 posted on 11/19/2011 5:34:06 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

England has fallen.

Just be prepared. By about 2020, over half England’s military will be muslim. Just over half by then and increasing every year.

Whose instructions do you think they will follow?


27 posted on 11/19/2011 5:34:14 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Just4Him

The British rulers make me sick.

So do many of our own politicians too.


28 posted on 11/19/2011 5:37:44 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Just4Him
‘We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can’t have anything that means Christmas.

I've noticed that every news story of this type is always very vague as to who "they were told to take it out" by. Always vague; always anonymous. "They" affect the lives of hundreds or thousands, but remain permanently in the shadows, beyond reach.

Cowards. They know that they can't really face the righteous wrath of the abused. If the sandmaggots can't tolerate the culture that has welcomed them, odds are they are not big contributors to the Red Cross.

What's next? A demand to change the name? From my perspective, a few people need to be fired. They should remember who pays their salary.

I wish I still contributed to The Red Cross, but after their arrogant response to the 911 contributions, I switched all my charitable giving to the (Christian) Salvation Army.

Note to self : Check Red Cross, New Romney, Kent

29 posted on 11/19/2011 5:40:22 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Just4Him

I was listening to classical music while cooking this evening from one of the PBS stations. Had not done this in years just wanted a different groove while I stirred rissotto. The sponser was some islamic group advocating “greater understanding of muslim something.” I switched back to Sonny Landreth.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 5:41:15 PM PST by doodad
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To: Just4Him

On the days when I think it could not get any worse in the United States, I think of the UK.
They remain well ahead of the USSA in going down the tube.


31 posted on 11/19/2011 5:43:17 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Cvengr

“Soon God the Father will ban Islam so as not to offend Christ.”
________________________________________________

I love it!!


32 posted on 11/19/2011 5:45:50 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Just4Him

Maybe they’ve got nothing new to run with.


33 posted on 11/19/2011 5:48:31 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: AlexW

Once in a blue moon I see a scarved mozlim woman. She sees my back. And I will purposefully slam the door in her face.

It’s hard to ID the males though.


34 posted on 11/19/2011 5:48:31 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Just4Him
British Red Cross bans Christmas...Now that's offensive......
35 posted on 11/19/2011 5:51:05 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Do you have a source for that prognosis? From where I’m stood, it smells a lot like pure, unadulterated bullcrap.


36 posted on 11/19/2011 5:51:14 PM PST by Natufian (t)
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To: Just4Him

May as well go ahead and change their name to Red Crescent ... the Cross part is offensive to Muslims too.


37 posted on 11/19/2011 5:51:42 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Publius6961
I just wondered how they would handle tens of thousands of Religious themed Christmas cards?
First class postage is $0.94

British Red Cross
42 High Street
New Romney
Kent TN28 8BZ

01797 367021

38 posted on 11/19/2011 5:55:16 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Just4Him
What is fascinating about this to me is that even the Muslims are scratching their heads.

Labour peer Lord Ahmed, one of the country’s most prominent Muslim politicians, said: ‘It is stupid to think all Muslims would be offended. ‘The Muslim community has been talking to Christians for the past 1,400 years.’ He added: ‘In my business all my staff celebrate Christmas and I celebrate with them. It is absolutely not the case that Christmas could damage the Red Cross reputation for neutrality – I think their people have gone a little bit over the top.’

One is tempted to dump on fanatical Islam for this one but in fact the enemy is political correctness that is a result of profound cultural cowardice. In fact, the two are indistinguishable.

The original tenet of multiculturalism was, although debatable, actually fairly reasonable: that all cultures are worthy of respect. This, mixed up with a little academic Marxism, morphed into "all cultures except the dominant one are worthy of respect." For those obsessed with appearing open-minded this was further distorted into "all cultures except mine are worthy of respect." For those even further down the road to masochistic guilt-mongering, it became "all cultures except mine are worthy of respect because I'm an oppressor."

This sack-cloth-and-ashes interpretation of Western culture has completely disarmed its adherents in the face of the real, aggressive, violent Islamism that really would suppress Christmas. They are defenseless because guilt and self-loathing have made them so, which is fine, I suppose, except that they intend to take the rest of us down with them in the grand self-immolation of Western culture that is demanded by cowardice. They deserve to be mocked and they are being mocked, but far more important, they deserve to be driven from the positions of power that enable them to foist this silliness on all of us.

39 posted on 11/19/2011 5:57:37 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: GeronL

>Let the Muslims take up the slack.<

.
Bwaaaaaaahahaha! Muslims and charity? The only charity they know about is the collection they send to Al Qaeda.

Bwaaaaahahaha.


40 posted on 11/19/2011 5:58:12 PM PST by 353FMG
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41 posted on 11/19/2011 5:58:38 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Just4Him

Someone ought to ban the formerly great Britain so the world will not be insulted.


42 posted on 11/19/2011 6:00:03 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Just4Him

The Muslims find the red cross offensive because they have a cross. They have shot a medical vehicles because they have a cross. They refused aid from the red cross.


43 posted on 11/19/2011 6:02:02 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: Just4Him; All

I’m no fan of islam or the red cross,
but I have to question this story - I’ve also seen it on FB.

The origianl story goes back to 2002:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-152361/The-Red-Cross-bans-Christmas.html

A ‘statement’ from the American Red Cross in 2010
refutes the whole story as bogus and a rehash of 2002:
http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.94aae335470e233f6cf911df43181aa0/?vgnextoid=1f09896bcc5fc210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

So, is this a true story from 2002 that gets re-aired
every Christmas, or does the Red Cross truly allow
holiday decorations from all faiths?

I don’t mind kicking either of these 2 when they’re down,
but I really want to be correct in the kicking.


44 posted on 11/19/2011 6:08:37 PM PST by CaptainPhilFan
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To: CaptainPhilFan

Just why don’t the libtards stop trying to please the “unplease-able”? The moozlums are perpetually pissed-off because others-than-them exist. As far as I am concerned, the moozlums can kiss my a** any day of the week!


45 posted on 11/19/2011 6:13:54 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Billthedrill

Consider the possibility that the attack on Christianity is coming, not from any Muslim source, but from gay activists who want to hide the true source of the attack.


46 posted on 11/19/2011 6:14:04 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Just4Him

The Brits better GET A GRIP!


47 posted on 11/19/2011 6:22:19 PM PST by jocon307
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To: ThomasThomas

Time to burn some korans.

The only way liberals stop is to make things even worse for them in the land of political correctness.


48 posted on 11/19/2011 6:24:09 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Just4Him

You mean the same Red Cross that transport terrorists in their ambulances in Palestine?

Big suprise...


49 posted on 11/19/2011 6:31:54 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: jocon307
The Brits better GET A GRIP!

Not on the muzzies left hands!

50 posted on 11/19/2011 6:38:13 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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