Skip to comments.Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades
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
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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?
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?
So is suggesting the red crescent perhaps. The Red Cross and Florence Nightengale are hardly Crusaders. Some people don’t know their own history.
What about the Red Crescent Society?
Seems to me to be a damned good reason for keeping the red cross symbol.
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.
The Muzzies would recognize and understand this cross
There is actually a movement to do just that.
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?
Article 2 - Distinctive emblemsThe 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.
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".
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?
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.
They did it, four years ago. See my previous post.
They did this before with the Red Cross and got slapped down. Here’s hoping this is a final nail in their coffin.
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.
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.
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.
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.