Friday, 8 May 2009

Queen's medal of honour scrapped... because it's too Christian for Muslims and Hindus

(Ed: At least its not here.

A medal established by the Queen is being withdrawn after it was declared unlawful and offensive to Muslims and Hindus.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.

Cricketers Brian Lara and Garfield Sobers are among those who have received the medal along with diplomats and politicians.

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 and a map of the islands.

The Privy Council, made up of 12 law lords, ruled the merit decoration was unlawful because it discriminates against non-Christians.

Now other honours are being reviewed over their references to Christian Saints or symbols. Read more
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1 comment:

Peter Kirk said...

Next our British law lords will end up renaming that republic - after all "Trinidad" does mean "Trinity", which is presumably where the defunct honour got its name from.