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  • Bin Laden son’s wife joins British legion

    12/30/2012 8:46:08 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    The Sun ^ | 27th December 2012 | NAFEESA SHAN
    THE daughter-in-law of former al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is a keen member of the Royal British Legion... Zaina — previously known as Jane Felix Browne — married the terror mastermind’s son Omar in 2007 a month after she met him on a trip to Egypt’s pyramids. ... Zaina converted to Islam before she wed Omar, her sixth husband. ... A military source said: “The Legion can’t deny her membership purely on the basis of her surname — that would be discrimination. But many members will be appalled.”
  • UK: War hero, 88, told he is too old to carry flag in honour of the fallen (Nanny State madness)

    11/07/2008 2:03:05 AM PST · by Stoat · 14 replies · 1,225+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 7, 2008 | Matthew Drake
    For two decades he has proudly carried his banner of remembrance above a tide of poppies in honour of those who have fallen.   But amid the memories and tears at Westminster Abbey this Sunday, Peter Miller will stand alone, head bowed and without his regimental flag for the first time.  In a cruel blow, the 88-year-old great grandfather has been barred from his duties as an official standard bearer of the Royal British Legion after being branded too old. He was given the shattering news just a few days ago.    Peter Miller, 88, has been barred from...
  • Health and safety killjoys tell war vets they are too old to hoist the Union Flag over town hall

    07/26/2008 11:24:35 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies · 330+ views
    Health and safety killjoys tell war veterans they are too old to hoist the Union Flag over town hall Last updated at 02:38am on 26.07.08      Up in arms: Veterans John Ireland (right) and Keith Hutchins in front of the town hall In their younger days, they risked death and injury to fight for their country against the Nazis and other enemies.  But, now, war veterans who want to fly the Union Flag proudly above their town hall are being defeated by a barrage of health and safety rules.  Royal British Legion members had scented victory after fighting...