Stall holder banned after selling ‘offensive’ Knights Templar mugs

A market trader has been banned from having a stall after selling Knights Templar coffee mugs – in case they upset Muslims.

Stall holder banned after selling 'offensive' Knights Templar mugsTina Gayle, 57, who was previously warned for selling books and CDs featuring Nazi swastikas, was ordered to remove the £6 mugs from her stall after Charnwood Borough Council received a complaint they were offensive.

The mugs feature a drawing of a knight and have the Latin motto which translates as: ‘Not to us Lord, not to us, but to Your Name give the glory.’

The Knights Templar was a medieval order of crusading Christian monks who fought against Muslim soldiers.

Some modern extremists have claimed to be part of them, for example right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik who wrote a ‘manifesto’ saying they had been re-founded to fight against the ‘ongoing European Jihad.’

Stall holder banned after selling 'offensive' Knights Templar mugsWhen Tina, who pays £16.80 each week for a pitch at Loughborough market, refused to withdraw the mugs she was banned from coming back.

The mum-of-five, who also works as a book dealer and artist, said: ‘It’s absolutely, completely bonkers. How on earth are these mugs offensive?…

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