British soldiers in Afghanistan display their racist and sectarian Orange Order emblems and British Unionist flags

British soldiers in Afghanistan display their racist and sectarian Orange Order emblems and British Unionist flags

British soldiers in Afghanistan display Orange Order emblems and British Unionist flags

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4 comments on “British soldiers in Afghanistan display their racist and sectarian Orange Order emblems and British Unionist flags

  1. weegiewarbler

    Having looked closely at this photograph in a photographic program I’d have to come down on the side of this photograph being manipulated to what ends, I’d be loath to say.
    This being the case, I’d further question the authenticity of the photograph as a whole and complete narrative. Furthermore, having now made several searches on the net, I have found no other indications that this is common practice within the armed forces.
    I think we have to consider that there are others outwith this group whose agendas may be questionable. I have, in the past, been a victim of being “led” in an unsavoury direction by inaccurate and adulterated photo memes. I think we have to be aware in this 21st century, the camera can and does frequently lie. We all have it in our capabilities to check the veracity of these photos – and to be honest, I think we responsibility to do so.

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  2. Joel Kane

    The person who wrote this is clearly an idiot aswell as a hate filled bigot. Just because someone’s in the orange order doesn’t mean there sectarian or a racist. There’s lodges all over the world, particularly including Africa. So why go making things up that aren’t true…because you want to spread hate! Those boys are putting their lives on the line for there country.

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    • Hibernophobia is a form of racism and there are certainly Orange lodges and individuals who hate Irish people and culture. A significant part of political unionism is based upon a fear of Irish nationality and culture, in whatever form.

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