EX-BRITISH SOLDIER TOLD TO REMOVE ST GEORGE FLAG PAINTED ON HIS FRONT DOOR AS IT IS OFFENSIVE – For over 10 years Steven Rolfe, an Ex-British Soldier, has painted his front door with the St George’s cross but now his landlords have told him it’s offensive and must be removed or face eviction.
You might think that such a statement would be deemed as highly patriotic but according to Steven Rolfe’s landlords, Places of People, it is deem offensive to others and must be removed.
Steven, a 52 year old former soldier, who served in Northern Ireland in the 1980’s was flabbergasted when he received the letter and said that for 10 years he had maintained the St Georges cross on his front door without anyone ever complaining.
However, Places for People are adamant that the symbol could be deemed offensive and was therefore breaking the tenancy agreement.
“I wrote back, asking for retrospective permission because it’s been there so long, but they weren’t interested. I’m ex-forces and I’m proud to be English. I’m not in the EDL or any other racist group. I’m very angry about this, and I won’t be changing anything. I want my day in court.” Steven Rolfe
Steven is thankfully not alone in his outrage at the landlords; his neighbours have also expressed their criticisms over the letter. Ali Anwar, a Muslim representative for the local faith group also expressed his concern in support of Steven saying; “A home is a man’s castle and Steven should be allowed to express himself; this is political correctness gone completely gaga.”
Ali Anwar, a devout Muslim, expressed his concerns that local people might interpret this as another Muslim grievance and yet nothing more could be further from the truth. According to Mr. Anwar the local Muslim community is more than happy for Steven to display his patriotic sense of pride in England and no one should have the right to demand it be removed.
This issue appears that the ‘far right’ have claimed the St George’s flag as a symbol of nationalism and to a point where the British National Party, who use the flag as its symbol of power, would like to see all non-whites removed from the UK.
There have been many people admonish me for what they view as ‘racist’ articles against Muslims and yet I don’t have a racist bone in my body – my Muslim friends, of which I have many, will testify to that.
What I do have an issue with is those who find the British way of life offensive to a point where they want to change it or murder us so that we are no longer a problem in their eyes. To them my messages has always been the same; “You are welcome to leave anytime you like and no hostilities will be shown against you for doing so.”
This particular news article is actually a joy to write as it clearly demonstrates, as I have always maintained, that a community is only as strong as its members and one’s colour or religious beliefs should not enter into it.
This act of community cohesion solidifies the belief that we are all people and it is wonderful to see the Muslim community stand with Steven Rolfe on this issue.
How can a flag be deemed offensive; especially when it is a national flag being displayed in its country of origin?
This community needs to stand together and announce to People and Places that this is England and that any man, woman or child has the right to display a symbol that depicts the sense of patriotism and all community members should never view such an act as offensive.
It’s time the politically correct authorities woke up and realized that the only offensive thing here is their small minds.
Well done Steven and well done Ali for having the common sense and decency to stand by your principles. For Places for People I have this… you ought to be ashamed of your own bigoted views and it is your so-called political correctness that is forever dividing the communities. Retract your letter and send another with a grovelling apology.
Should anyone have the right to dictate what flag you should or should not fly? Have your say… leave your comments below.