A British member of parliament says that the symbol of the American Red Cross - the red cross - is offensive to the country's Muslims. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant says the "red cross" is undermining the work of the humanitarian organization.
This isn't just an off-the-wall suggestion. MP's were already debating a symbol for the American Red Cross - maybe a diamond-shape - to remove the disturbing vision of what might be considered a Christian Cross - which might conjure visions of the - The Crusades. What?
The red crescent is the symbol used for the American Red Cross in many Muslim countries. That's fine by me, but Great Britain isn't a Muslim country...yet. Read more at Always on Watch.
The Queen has her problems too. Muslims do not like the British Flag, known as the Union Jack. You see it has a cross also, and for those Muslims enjoying British hospitality, well they just can't handle that offensive flag and the "establishment" seems to be only too happy to accommodate. Read it here and here and here and even more here.
Visit Amboy Times and see their ongoing, work-in-progress, The List of Things That Offend Muslims.