My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Scottish fans urged to wave Palestinian flags....

They want to be in solidarity with suicide bombers...
A Scottish trade union asked fans of the Celtic Football Club to wave Palestinian flags during Wednesday's match with the Israeli football team Hapoel Tel Aviv in the city of Glasgow. British media said that the Scottish Trade Union Congress had asked Celtic supporters to "show solidarity with suffering Palestinians" at the Europa League game.

Celtic - whose fans often wave Irish flags because of their historic ties with Ireland and the Roman Catholic community - urged their supporters to ignore the call.

In a statement, Celtic said it was "extremely concerned" at the request, saying its stadium was "no place for a public demonstration".

"Against this background, the club is extremely concerned to learn of a call to hold demonstrations surrounding the Celtic vs Hapoel Tel-Aviv UEFA Europa League fixture.

"Our primary concern is that event safety may be compromised by the diversion of police and those involved in public safety duties, away from their main task which is the well-being of all fans attending the match," said a statement in the Celtic's website.

"No matter the rights and wrongs of any cause, a crowded football match is not the place for a public demonstration."


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