The flag "brings shame" to England
Faisal Bodi over at the Guardian:
Just for the record, a red cross won't be flapping out of my car during the World Cup. And that's not only because the damned thing is too closely associated with the far right.This comment by 'SpeakerToAnimals1' in response:
The cross, and the three lions for that matter, are Christian symbols, adopted by the crusaders for a historical episode that not only brought immense suffering to Muslims and eastern Christians alike, but which created the jaundiced lens through which much of the west would view Islam down the centuries.
I'm not saying I'll be cheering for Iran or Saudi Arabia. I will be shouting for England. But like many British Muslims it'll be without any of the paraphernalia that brings shame to my country.
Fair enough - don't fly the flag.Heh.
Each to his own.
I won't be strapping a bomb to myself.