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megimoo
05-09-2009, 08:03 AM
Queen's medal of honour scrapped...because it's too Christian for Muslims and Hindus

"Lets quit 'Farting Around' and Change the Bloody Name To EuArabia and be done with it !"

A medal established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was declared unlawful and offensive to Muslims and Hindus. The cross-shaped honour - The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity - has been handed to distinguished members of the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago. The Christian name and cross are now being replaced with the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago - a circular medal featuring a sun, stars, water,"Crescent Moon With A Star ?"

bijou
05-09-2009, 02:48 PM
For historical reasons the Privy Council is the final court of appeal for many Caribbean countries, this was a case which started in Trinidad and Tobago and the Privy Council are recommending giving effect to a judgement of the Trinidad courts.


...The Trinity Cross of the Order of Trinity was established by the Queen 40 years ago to recognise distinguished service and gallantry in the former colony of Trinidad and Tobago. It has been received by 62 people including the cricketers Garfield Sobers and Brian Lara, the novelist V. S. Naipaul and many of the islands’ leading politicians and diplomats.

...Lord Hope of Craighead, in his Privy Council judgment, said that the Trinity Cross was “perceived by Hindus and Muslims living in Trinidad and Tobago as an overtly Christian symbol both in name and in substance”. He said that it breached the islands’ Constitution of 1976.

The law lords refused to make the order retrospective, meaning that the recipients will not be stripped of their honours.

The legal case had been brought by groups representing Trinidad and Tobago’s Muslim and Hindu communities, which account for about 30 per cent of the Caribbean islands’ population of 1.3 million.

The High Court of Trinidad and Tobago ruled in 2004 that the decoration discriminated against non-Christians but said that it did not have the power to invalidate the royal order. The Court of Appeal upheld the ruling. The island’s Cabinet has already agreed that the name of its highest national award should be renamed the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and that the Order of the Trinity would become the Distinguished Society of Trinidad and Tobago. They also said that the decoration would be redesigned, with the cross replaced by a medal.

The islands, which attained independence in 1962, are among the most prosperous countries in the Caribbean. The Queen is expected to visit in November when they host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

...link (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6245144.ece)

Are you saying that Britain (in the guise of the Privy Council) should ignore the legitimate decisions of an independent country's legal system?

Water Closet
05-09-2009, 06:09 PM
For historical reasons the Privy Council is the final court of appeal for many Caribbean countries, this was a case which started in Trinidad and Tobago and the Privy Council are recommending giving effect to a judgement of the Trinidad courts.

link (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6245144.ece)

Are you saying that Britain (in the guise of the Privy Council) should ignore the legitimate decisions of an independent country's legal system?

Ah, you're spoiling everything, bijou. It's sooo much better to wallow in the concept that Britain is bending over for the "Muzzies." It makes everyone feel better about themselves and now you've spoilt it all. :D

Goldwater
05-10-2009, 01:35 PM
For historical reasons the Privy Council is the final court of appeal for many Caribbean countries, this was a case which started in Trinidad and Tobago and the Privy Council are recommending giving effect to a judgement of the Trinidad courts.

link (http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/article6245144.ece)

Are you saying that Britain (in the guise of the Privy Council) should ignore the legitimate decisions of an independent country's legal system?

Thankyou for the dose of sanity and perspective these threads always lack.

Rockntractor
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
Those muzzies make me nervous
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