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Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades
Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2009 | Michael Lea

Posted on 06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT by C19fan

A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation. His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: charity; cross; crusades; dhimmi; islam; labor; redcross; symbol; uk
Don't these Nu Labour follow election results. The UK just gave a resounding vote of no confidence to Nu Labour and yet they continue their march to destroy British traditions and institutions to kow tow to Muzzies.
1 posted on 06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Fine. Replace it with this.


2 posted on 06/10/2009 12:36:18 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: C19fan

Is it possible that Labour is running an experiment to see if a party in power can actually win zero seats at the next general election?


3 posted on 06/10/2009 12:36:37 PM PDT by JLS
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To: C19fan

Uh in the Middle East its the Red Cresent. They are kind of involved in the crusades as well.So what happens to first person who suggest they get rid of that symbol at the same time?


4 posted on 06/10/2009 12:37:22 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: C19fan

So is suggesting the red crescent perhaps. The Red Cross and Florence Nightengale are hardly Crusaders. Some people don’t know their own history.


5 posted on 06/10/2009 12:37:29 PM PDT by the long march
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To: JLS

What about the Red Crescent Society?


6 posted on 06/10/2009 12:37:29 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: C19fan
"Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

Seems to me to be a damned good reason for keeping the red cross symbol.

7 posted on 06/10/2009 12:39:26 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

If they adopted a red diamond as the symbol, liberals would just bitch that it shows insensitivity to the blacks who were forced to work in African diamond mines.


8 posted on 06/10/2009 12:39:56 PM PDT by Pete98 (After his defeat by the Son of God, Satan changed his name to Allah and started over.)
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To: C19fan
Since the flag of the UK is composed of 3 crosses and is associated with the British Empire, the flag must be replaced. Perhaps they could replace it with a flag bearing a crescent and a curved sword.
9 posted on 06/10/2009 12:40:04 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

The Muzzies would recognize and understand this cross

10 posted on 06/10/2009 12:41:21 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)
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To: stripes1776

There is actually a movement to do just that.


11 posted on 06/10/2009 12:47:08 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

We live in strange times. soon Honor Killings will be legal and stoning the law of the land. A few vocal and organized minority can dominate the debate and force their changes on a docile people. How soon before a law is passed that only Muslems can run or hold office?


12 posted on 06/10/2009 12:50:53 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Pete98
The ICRC adopted a new emblem in addition to the existing emblems back in 2005. It is called the "Third Protocol Emblem", nicknamed the Red Crystal.
Article 2 - Distinctive emblems

1. This Protocol recognizes an additional distinctive emblem in addition to, and for the same purposes as, the distinctive emblems of the Geneva Conventions. The distinctive emblems shall enjoy equal status.

2. This additional distinctive emblem, composed of a red frame in the shape of a square on edge on a white ground, shall conform to the illustration in the Annex to this Protocol. This distinctive emblem is referred to in this Protocol as the "third Protocol emblem".

Source: Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Adoption of an Additional Distinctive Emblem (Protocol III), 8 December 2005

The traditional emblems are still used, and member ICRC entities are allowed to place their distinctive emblem (Red Cross, Red Crescent, etc.) in the center of the Red Crystal.
13 posted on 06/10/2009 12:56:59 PM PDT by B-Chan
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To: massgopguy
There is actually a movement to do just that.

I didn't know that. I was only kidding. But I guess I should not be surprised. Is there nothing of our traditions that the Left will not destroy, simply for the sake of destroying the past?

14 posted on 06/10/2009 12:57:45 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: C19fan

If the Red Cross decides to do this then they can pretty much write off any more money from Christians. I know we will not be contributing any more to this organization if they proceed with this stupid idea.


15 posted on 06/10/2009 12:58:21 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

They did it, four years ago. See my previous post.


16 posted on 06/10/2009 2:12:19 PM PDT by B-Chan
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To: C19fan

They did this before with the Red Cross and got slapped down. Here’s hoping this is a final nail in their coffin.


17 posted on 06/10/2009 2:13:56 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NativeNewYorker
No, thanks.

I'll stick with the Cross.

If that annoys the secularists, the communists, the mohammedans, or the martians its simply Not My Problem.

It's their problem.

The Jews, of course, are welcome to use their symbol ... and I suspect that it annoys the same crowd of malefactors.

18 posted on 06/10/2009 2:16:18 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Oldexpat

Of course the left only wants symbols of the west changed. If they thought about the symbols of Islam they would soon realize they are too chicken to even publically raise that issue and immediately set out formulating a rationalization of why such changes should be asymmetric.


19 posted on 06/10/2009 3:00:17 PM PDT by JLS
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To: C19fan

Hey Britain...why don’t you all just come out and get over with it?

You hate Jesus Christ, but you love allah and his so-called prophet.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 3:14:11 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (King Jesus will rule from Jerusalem. Period.)
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To: davisfh; All

The red cross, the international institution, does not use the symbol of the red cross because of any connection to the crusades, or indeed for any religous reason.

Its just a reverse of the Swiss flag, in honor of the man who founded it.


21 posted on 06/11/2009 12:07:35 PM PDT by Vanders9
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