Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Cross in England bans all Christmas displays.

This could be a perfect followup to Christmas Tree story in the United Arab Emirates.
The Daily Mail web site in England reported a story that officials with the Red Cross in Great Britain have ordered all Christmas Trees and Nativity Scenes banned from all 430 district fund-raising offices because they are afraid it might offend Muslims. When political correctness rules the day that's when the inmates begin to run the asylum. England has a Muslim population of almost 6%. Thanks to Atlas Shrugs for the lead.
Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops.
by STEVE DOUGHTY, Daily Mail
Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.

The charity's politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night - from Christians and Moslems.

Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: 'We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can't have anything that means Christmas. We're allowed to have some tinsel but that's it.

'When we send cards they have to say season's greetings or best wishes. They must not be linked directly to Christmas.

'When we asked we were told it is because we must not upset Moslems.'

Mrs Banks added: ' We have been instructed that we can't say anything about Christmas and we certainly can't have a Christmas tree.
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