In an effort to be “politically correct,” the Bristol City Council refused to commemorate St. George’s day this last Saturday. A city council spokesperson said that they “don’t normally tend to do anything [for the holiday] as Bristol is a city with 91 different languages and it would be very difficult to commemorate them all.”
However, locals of English heritage are frustrated that their own history is suppressed to not insult others. This holiday dates back to 1222 A.D. and it is the equivalent to America’s 4th of July. The English flag is based on the patron Saint George.
Apparently, the flag can frighten other cultures.
“According to the Daily Star Sunday, Kalphna Woolf, founder of 91 Ways to Build a Global City, which aims to unite Bristol’s multicultural communities, said people can be frightened of the white and red St George’s flag.
She said: “There was a point in the past when I’d see the St George’s Day flag flying and it would frighten me, as it had been taken over by ‘we are England’ type groups.” The Express wrote.
But, England tiptoes around anything that could be considered racist. Would a country that doesn’t accept other cultures import 300,000+ immigrants every year? All of which are given access to welfare and other benefits immediately.
Not to mention, the English flag has been banned but Islamists are allowed to wear the ISIS flag.
This isn’t the first time that the English flag has been condemned by its own government. Government officials of Radstock in Somerset banned displaying the English flag back in 2013 in order to not offend the whole 16 Muslims in the town.
So how do Muslims really feel about the flag?
“To say that Muslims are offended I don’t think is correct. We understand the flag is part of this country’s heritage, and in fact many many Muslims will indemnify as being British themselves,” said Rizwan Ahmed, spokesman for the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society.
Next time government officials should actually communicate with the multicultural residents, instead of just assuming they are offended. Consequently, the English were left to feel insulted on their own soil.
Editor’s note: This is an example of political correctness run amuck. An 800 year old symbol suppressed because it offends Muslims, but the Muslims don’t appear to know they are supposed to be offended. Perhaps there is some irrational fear of Muslims in Europe. What do you think?