After all, old chap, the symbol is redolent of the Crusades and all that, so we’d be better off with something a little more nondescript, don’t you think? And including a star and a crescent in the design wouldn’t hurt, either.
Naturally, if we’re going to give up that nasty old cross, the traditional St. George’s Day parade will have to go, too.
According to The Daily Mail:
Cancelled on police advice: St George’s Day parade through the Bradford race-riot zone- - - - - - - - -
A St George’s Day parade through an inner-city area hit by race riots has been cancelled following police advice.
Community groups had planned to stage the multi-cultural event in Bradford and 1,500 schoolchildren were due to take part.
Many of the youngsters had already made flags of St George to carry on the parade on April 23, which was designed to boost community cohesion.
But last week police and council chiefs told the organisers that the event could not go ahead as planned for ‘health and safety’ reasons. At a meeting, police demanded a shorter route which avoided two streets at the centre of the race riots in 2001.
As a result, organisers have decided to call off the event, which was due to attract more than 10,000 people.
Bradford City councillor Quasim Khan said: “We were told by the police at the meeting that the original route had not been risk assessed and if we wanted a march to go ahead on that date, St George’s Day, we would have to accept a smaller, different route.
“The police officers were getting quite animated, saying things like ‘look, this just isn’t going to happen’.” Police and council officials said they did not have sufficient warning of the event.
However, community leaders planning the parade said the event was blighted because of fears it could stoke up violence. They claimed a police inspector had actually begun the plans for the parade nine months ago.
The Rev Tony Tooby, chairman of governors at St Philips primary school, which was due to take part, said: “We wanted the route to include where some of the riots had taken place to educate our young people.
“The police and council just kept telling us that the reason for their objection was ‘health and safety’. They proposed another route which was ridiculously short. The march would have been over before it began.
“Unfortunately, there’s a fear that someone may have used it to cause violence.
“The day seems to have been taken away from us because of fears of thugs. “The council and police say something could go ahead on July 1, but it won’t be a St George’s Day celebration.’
So the non-Muslims of Bradford have been successfully mau-maued.
Or did they mau-mau themselves? Once there have been enough violent reactions by the Religion of Peace, the pre-emptive appeasers are always ready to give a mile to the Islamists before they demand even the first inch.
“But given the involvement of 1,500 children, including six and seven-year-olds, we suggested a slightly safer route. It’s not about banning any march. We’ve got a responsibility to look after our children.”
Oh yes, that’s the way to look after the children, all right. Demonstrate to them that the rule of law has no meaning in certain parts of England, and that violent thugs will always get their way.
Great object lesson, that.
Hat tip: HTP.