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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:53 PM
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Britain should ban flag-burning extremists
according to Muslim police officer.

LONDON (AFP) - The London police want to be able to prosecute protestors who burn the British flag in a bid to fight perceptions among Muslim extremists that Britain is too soft, a senior Muslim police officer said.

The Metropolitan Police has submitted the idea, as well as another to bar protestors from covering their faces, to Lord Peter Goldsmith, the attorney general, in a bid to crack down on those who seek to inflame ethnic and religious tensions, he said.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28102006/323/britain-ban-flag-...

However : Barring protestors from covering their faces would preclude some Muslim women from protesting and thus contravene the sex discrimation act. Back to the drawimg board ?
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:56 PM
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1. Why not just set an example for the rest of the world and shoot
...all flag burners on the spot? :sarcasm:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:05 PM
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2. Personally I wouldn't attach too much
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 06:05 PM by edwardlindy
to that news. We've got sooooooooooo many flags it would be inoperable : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_flags#Nati...

I was more concerned a few months back when a guy was arrested near the Houses of Parliament for wearing that was described as a provocative T-shirt. x(
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:07 PM
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3. So only moderates would be allowed to burn flags?
Well, that would be about as fair as preventing Muslim women from covering their faces while protesting.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 06:19 PM
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4. With everything going on
they want to combat the image that they're going soft by banning FLAG BURNING?

Great priorities there.
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