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    Saudi flag removed from pubs' World Cup bunting

    A brewery is removing the Saudi Arabia flag from World Cup bunting from hundreds of its pubs after complaints it was inappropriate to display it where alcohol is sold.

    The Saudi flag carries the Shahadah - the Muslim profession of faith.

    Greene King said "feedback" from "some customers in London" alerted them it was "inappropriate" to keep the flag among those from all competing nations.

    It added the removal "was not a comment on any nation".



    Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King owns 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels across the UK and about 1,800 of them are managed houses and hundreds of them have put up the bunting.

    Reports say staff are now having to cut out all the individual Saudi Arabia flags from the bunting in each pub.

    A translation of the Shahadah is "there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger".



    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-44356232


    It is not up to the rest of the world to tiptoe round Islam.

    If they are sensitive about their religion then they should use an alternative flag for representing their nation at international events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    It is not up to the rest of the world to tiptoe round Islam.

    If they are sensitive about their religion then they should use an alternative flag for representing their nation at international events.
    Why should they?

    They simply asked not to have their flag and religious symbol draped in some gaudy display of tat at some shit pub chain who, let's remember, couldn't give a flying fuck about the world cup and are only interested in luring in gullible knuckle draggers to guzzle as much horrible mass produced piss as can be sold to them, while singing sarcastic songs about the Germans, who will advance to the final long after England have caught the first available flight home.

    I can't really see why anyone but the mussies gives a flying fuck.

    Get a fucking life lad.

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    Saudi asked, pub owners obliged....what the problem is

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    it was inappropriate to display it where alcohol is sold.
    One can go into a pub and order an orange juice. If Muslims cannot go past a pub without craving alcohol they are obviously not good Muslims. What Muslims do or don't do in pubs is nothing to do with the rest of us. Slling and consuming are two completely different things. Most drug peddlers don't consume.
    Nothing to do with religion!

    More PC nonsense.

    Greene King should have held their ground and said that people of all faiths are welcome to Green King hospitality and welcome to consume whatever they wish in their establishments.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Greene King should have held their ground and said that people of all faiths are welcome to Green King hospitality and welcome to consume whatever they wish in their establishments.
    Greene King should have done their fucking homework.

    Or maybe they did, because it got their name in the papers.

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    and how will they dispose of all the bits of paper ?

    need photos of all the flags stuffed in a bin

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Why should they?

    They simply asked not to have their flag and religious symbol draped in some gaudy display of tat at some shit pub chain who, let's remember, couldn't give a flying fuck about the world cup and are only interested in luring in gullible knuckle draggers to guzzle as much horrible mass produced piss as can be sold to them, while singing sarcastic songs about the Germans, who will advance to the final long after England have caught the first available flight home.
    You went off on a bit of a tangent there, you mussie apologising sandpit dwelling pisshead.

    They as you call them were referred to in the OP as just.......



    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    "some customers in London"


    Good old Broken Britain

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle junior View Post
    Saudi asked,
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Greene King should have done their fucking homework.
    Here's the bit you both missed.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Greene King said "feedback" from "some customers in London" alerted them it was "inappropriate" to keep the flag among those from all competing nations.

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    ...the Arab News, a local paper available in Saudi, occasionally reminds its readers that because the shehadah appears (or used to) prominently in the publication, old editions should be handled with respect and burned in a holy location only...never saw that happen...

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    Be great to wipe your arse on one of those papers and leave it in a public toilet. Thatd teach the fucking animals who stand on the toilet seats and drench the cubicle

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    and how will they dispose of all the bits of paper ?

    need photos of all the flags stuffed in a bin
    That should get a few pubs burnt down.


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    I've had the odd pint of Greene King. Not the best but not the worst beer I've had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    I've had the odd pint of Greene King
    ...green, of course, is the Saudi-chosen color of Islam...

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    Ever had a good examination of the Saudi national side?

    None are native Saudis. Duel citizenship is purchased, whored-out, and allowed.
    'Tis wonder why they qualify for the WC every go round.

    So much for tradition.

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    ^ Saudi has a long tradition of having expats do the heavy lifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Ever had a good examination of the Saudi national side?

    None are native Saudis. Duel citizenship is purchased, whored-out, and allowed.
    'Tis wonder why they qualify for the WC every go round.

    So much for tradition.
    Oh dear Jeff, off spouting nonsense again are you?

    They have a handful of players that they've "bought", and I'm not even sure any of them are included.

    Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al Owais (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Mosailem (Al Ahli), Abdullah Al Mayouf (Al Hilal).
    Defenders: Mansoor Al Harbi (Al Ahli), Yasser Al Shahrani (Al Hilal) Mohammed Al Breik (Al Hilal), Motaz Hawsawi (Al Ahli), Osama Hawsawi (Al Hilal), Omar Hawsawi (Al Nassr), Ali Al Bulaihi (Al Hilal).
    Midfielders: Abdullah Al Khaibari (Al Shabab), Abdulmalek Al Khaibri (Al Hilal), Abdullah Otayf (Al Hilal), Taiseer Al Jassim (Al Ahli), Houssain Al Mogahwi (Al Ahli), Salman Al Faraj, Mohamed Kanno (both Al Hilal), Hattan Bahebri (Al Shabab), Salem Al Dawsari (Al Hilal), Yahya Al Shehri (Al Nassr), Fahad Al Muwallad (Al Ittihad).
    Forwards: Mohammad Al Sahlawi (Al Nassr), Muhannad Assiri (Al Ahli).
    They reason they qualify is that they only have to be better than the likes of Bahrain, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan and Yemen, and FIFA guarantees a hatful of places for an area that really only deserves one.

    You've been dumbed down enough Jeff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    FIFA guarantees a hatful of places for an area that really only deserves one.
    Yup...a legacy of the Blatter days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yup...a legacy of the Blatter days.
    The good thing is that Saudi will probably get a fucking pasting or two.

    I remember Korea/Japan where some fat Saudi c--- was there in his shorts and t-shirt and his wife in the full penguin outfit. Because he was about the only one there, the cameras were on him a lot, and he was grinning away and acting it up.

    So when it was Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia, he had a face like a smacked arse and I swear you could see her pissing herself with laughter undercover.

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    The backward religion strikes again! And Harry the Half Pint is there to sell himself again

    Mannheim-based brewery Eichbaum has put all 32 World Cup nations on the bottles, including Saudi Arabia, whose predominantly Muslim population do not drink alcohol.
    Outraged Muslims took to social media to slam the bottles as "disrespectful and offensive".
    Critics were particularly angered that the Islamic statement of faith which is written on the flag had been printed on the alcoholic drink.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wor...eer-flag-Islam

    Not all muslims are backwards and live in apartheid/women states. But 2/3 are .....or even more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The good thing is that Saudi will probably get a fucking pasting or two.
    Indeed. Didn't Peru or someone stick three past them without reply?

    Could be a cricket score against Germany tonight.

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    Wouldn't be a shock if the PC brigade insist it's racist if a white country wins the world cup

    After all you gotta be careful not to offend the immigrants by flying the St George's flag or barbecuing sausages within 10 miles of a mosque

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Wouldn't be a shock if the PC brigade insist it's racist if a white country wins the world cup

    After all you gotta be careful not to offend the immigrants by flying the St George's flag or barbecuing sausages within 10 miles of a mosque
    Would it be really?

    Have you really?

    Care to point out a case of either situation beyond Daily Mail sensationalism?

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    I thoroughly oppose the Saudi Islamic flag flying anywhere in the U.K , but now the Saudis have asked for their flag to be removed from pubs , I want them to put it back

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    The backward religion strikes again! And Harry the Half Pint is there to sell himself again

    Mannheim-based brewery Eichbaum has put all 32 World Cup nations on the bottles, including Saudi Arabia, whose predominantly Muslim population do not drink alcohol.
    Outraged Muslims took to social media to slam the bottles as "disrespectful and offensive".
    Critics were particularly angered that the Islamic statement of faith – which is written on the flag – had been printed on the alcoholic drink.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/wor...eer-flag-Islam

    Not all muslims are backwards and live in apartheid/women states. But 2/3 are .....or even more?
    Here we go, the spokesman for the master race has arrived.


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