A RURAL town council was yesterday branded "outrageous" and "ignorant" after voting against flying the flag of St George because of its links to the Crusades - claiming it might be 'offensive' to Muslims.
The extraordinary ban has been imposed in Labour-dominated Radstock,
Somerset, despite the town having just 16 Muslims within its population
The ruling came after a councillor on the local
authority said the red and white emblem could still cause upset because
it was used during the Crusades - a thousand years ago.
Jackson, a university lecturer and Labour councillor, said: "My big
problem is that it is offensive to some Muslims, but even more so that
it has been hijacked by the far right.
"My thoughts are we ought to drop it for 20 years.
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