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Bradford Evokes Allah In Appeal To ‘Dirty’ Muslims

by | 21st, November 2011

BRADFORD Council has targeting god-fearing Muslim in its anti-littering leaflets. However, the Telegraph & Argus reports that the 16,000 of the full-colour flyers were pulped when councillors spotted the potential to cause offence.

The leaflet states:

“There is no excuse for dropping litter and living in a dirty neighbourhood. Dumping rubbish on the streets makes the area look horrible. It is also illegal..What does Islam say about the environment we live in?”

Well, green is a big colour in Islam, so, we guess, Islam is environmentally friendly? Although the koran is printed on dead trees, so, there is room for heted debate.

Says Councillor John Robertshaw:

“I was mortified to learn that the Council has 16,000 of them, double sided, full colour and glossy, sitting in a room collecting dust. Apparently it was not until they were about to be distributed that a Labour councillor noticed that the content was offensive. I find it impossible to accept that particularly in these financially-difficult times no-one proof-read the original draft and prevented money being wasted on a leaflet which could never have been distributed.  A leaflet encouraging people not to drop litter, specifically targeting believers in Islam, is so outrageous that I still find it hard to believe that this has happened.”

As they say in private: Cleanliness if next to godliness…


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