Britain Cancels St. George's Parade Over Fear of Muslim Riots
St. George gets the ax.
In 2006 Church of England officials contemplated giving Saint George the boot from his perch as Patron Saint of England because he was too offensive for modern day Muslims.
Now, British officials have cancelled an annual St. George’s Day Parade in Bradford in fear that Muslims will riot. Many of the youngsters had already made flags of St George to carry in the parade on April 23, which was designed to boost community cohesion.
The Daily Star and Religion of Peace reported:
A MARCH to celebrate St George’s Day has been axed – because the authorities fear it could spark race riots.
About 1,500 children were due to take part in a parade to commemorate the patron saint of England on Wednesday.
But council bosses in Bradford, West Yorks, have ditched the event over concerns it could upset the Asian community, many of them Muslim.
They feared a repeat of riots that hit the city in 2001, when an Asian man was stabbed by National Front supporters and 300 police were injured. Officials suggested making the route shorter to avoid areas where the riots took place.
The police fear for the safety of the children in the parade.
Gates of Vienna has more on the cancelled parade.