"Supporting The Troops" Patriotism or Racism?

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#1
Saw an article today stating that the mother of a serving soldier has been referred to the CPS for Incitement to Racial Hatred after a Libyan neighbour complained to police about her displaying a "Support Our troops" poster. Get your replies into this thread in quick befor it gets closed or removed by the ARRSE thought police!
 
#4
Herrenbloke said:
Get your replies into this thread in quick befor it gets closed or removed by the ARRSE thought police!
Perhaps a link to the article itself - or at least a statement of where exactly you saw it - would guard against any danger of the MODs quite properly and correctly removing inciteful posts which - in the absence of factual evidence to support your claim added to the fact that you expect some censorship - is the only conclusion we can draw so far regarding your post.

At least, that's my view and I'm not a MOD.
 
#5
I should have thought anyone who's against supporting the troops should be the one's who are in trouble. This was the sort of thing that some said would happen when they brought this law in. But then again we're in BLiar's third term so we should rather be marching all soldiers, soldiers families and ex-soldiers off to jail for being patriotic in our multi-cultural Britain.

Is there any more proof required that 'multi-cultural' means pro-minority and anti-majority? I don't think I'm a racist, but such PC krap really annoys me! As I've always said, equality is supposed to be equality.
 
#6
Get your replies into this thread in quick befor it gets closed or removed by the ARRSE thought police!
If a link isn't provided as a reference, then yes, it will be closed. Abacus is absolutely correct in his statement.
 
#7
I started fulminating at this, then took a deep breath and tried a Google search for 'Libyan support troops racism'. Nothing.

Perhaps this is a media myth? I certainly hope so.
 
#8
Just done a search on the RSS feeds, Google and Reuters services, and nothing. Where is this article?
 
#10
http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2005520709,00.html

Text of artice reads:

MUM who put up a Sun poster backing our troops in Iraq was arrested — accused of a RACE crime.
Janet Thomas, 38, was bailed for racially aggravated harassment and a file sent to the Crown Prosecution Service.

She was quizzed after a Libyan neighbour complained about the poster in her window at Crewe, Cheshire.

Janet said: “I was just being patriotic. I find this unbelievable.”

End of quote

Sadly it seems to be true. Oh, hang on it IS the Sun. Perhaps not then.


Edited to make more clear that this was a quotation.
 
#11
Maybe ARRSE can design a Poster for everyone to place in their windows to SUPPORT OUR BRITISH TROOPS in Iraq, anyone who is offended at a poster of Patriotism shouldn't be allowed to call themselves a U.K. Citizen, how ridiculous a nation are we becoming if we bow down to people like this in our own Country!!!
 
#12
I need to leave this country, Mums can’t support us, and TB is trying to kill us. I think I will head to a nice safe suburb of Paris!!!!!
 
#13
Seems a very short story from the Sun.

Surely the immediate action on receiving a complaint, is for the Police to go round and have a word with the parties concerned? How did it get referred up to CPS?

Is there more to this story?
 
#14
Should leave this country full stop.
Totally pathetic I wish people had the guts to turn round and say actually you know what you don't like it feck off back to your own country!
Racist!?! Maybe but I couldnt care less anymore this country p*sses me off
 
#15
Nah, this can't be right. The day that a British citizen is arrested for showing respect for the brave men and women who give their all for Queen and country is a very sad day indeed, and I hope that this incident is more than it seems as at the moment I am very disturbed by this.
I am not a racist and I am always outspoken about equality, but if they (the person making the complaint) don't like the fact that some-one is patriotic in their own country then maybe they should leave.
 
#16
Something seems not right about this. I've searched the interweb and no other reference is made to it. If I find anyting substantive I'll post it, but in the meantime I'll hold off with the 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' reaction.
 

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#17
Hmmm....interestingly the local paper The Crewe Guardian seems to have missed this story.....wonder why ?

Any serving or retired Cheshires out there ? You could ask them....
http://www.thisischeshire.co.uk/cheshire/crewe/newsdesk/

Use the form below to contact the Crewe Guardian newsdesk. Or you can write to Crewe Guardian, 42 High Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 7BN. Tel: Use the form below to contact the Crewe Guardian newsdesk. Or you can write to Crewe Guardian, 42 High Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 7BN. Tel: 01270 507500


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#18
"Support Our troops"

Not quite sure how this is supposed to be racist after reading my copy of the times today that referred to the Army as being akin to the foreign legion. It arrived at this conclusion due to the amount of Commonwealth soldiers now serving. According to the article the numbers have increased by 3000% in the past years.

Do I see this (commonwealth soldiers) as a problem? No.

I do find it unfortunate that the authorities have decided to take matters further by investigating such a pathetic grievance. This is where I believe most of our problems come from relating to race relations in this country. Jobsworth’s lacking common sense and getting in to the headlines for all the wrong reasons are providing ammunition for the extremists.
 
#19
but in the meantime I'll hold off with the 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' reaction
I agree Jim. Not least because this sort of story would normally have The Sun foaming at the mouth. Seems very short and lacking in any detail.

It may be true, but the question once again arises , why expend valuable Police time and CPS resources on this, when the local beat Bobby could have settled this over a cup of tea?

The story feels odd , maybe more detail will be forthcoming
 

Goatman

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#20
Gundulph said:
Maybe ARRSE can design a Poster for everyone to place in their windows to SUPPORT OUR BRITISH TROOPS in Iraq, anyone who is offended at a poster of Patriotism shouldn't be allowed to call themselves a U.K. Citizen, how ridiculous a nation are we becoming if we bow down to people like this in our own Country!!!
<<Waves Order paper from recumbent posn >> HEAR,HEAR !

Happy to put a poster up that doesn't have the Sun's logo....good idea....what say Cpl Ripper ?
 

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