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October 6, 2005

Pig Ban Breeds Religious Tolerance

Topics: Dhimmitude
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Relgious tolerance runs amuck as novelty pig calendars and toys have been banned in a United Kingdom council office in case they offend Muslim staff. - The Sun

Sensitivity is apparently called for because Muslims are barred from eating pork in the Koran and consider pigs unclean. Not to sound insensitive, but what about turkey bacon and ham or vegetarian pork chops? Then there is also the American football, made of leather, but called by its traditional name "the pigskin". Is it the pig that's offensive or any representation of it? For the sake of religious tolerance we need to know!

You see, piglet is deeply offensive and so's your chocolate ice-cream, but if a West End play opens with a gay Jesus, Christians just need to stop being so doctrinaire and uptight. The Church of England bishops would probably agree with that if, in their own misguided attempt at Islamic outreach, they weren't so busy apologising for toppling Saddam.

Cartoon: Cox&Forkum

Update:

Today I noticed the Anchoress is promoting the Free Piglet campaign. Certainly a worthy cause.

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Posted by tim at October 6, 2005 12:37 AM

Good thoughts...mentioned your post at my blog - http://members.aol.com/lyngperry - as part of my "Take a Break" feature. Thought I pinged you as well. Trackback must not be working. But keep up the good work. lgp via Basil's Blog

Posted by: Lyn at October 6, 2005 12:16 PM

Soon with all the sensitivity there will be nothing left in the offices making it a sterile inhuman place. We all offend someone and are offended by others by refusing to allow anything to do with pigs in the office cleary hurts any person who keeps potbelly pigs a lot of Asians do So it is okay to offend Asians so no pig pisturesw are allowd.Are Asians second clase citizens of this county? This is pure racism against Asians swith pigs.I trust a human rights commission will deem the cousil to have acted in a racist fashion.There are more people then just Muslims in England. I eat pig meat because without that food source I would not have enough to survive.Do Muslims hate us that much that even picture of our food sourse are not allowed.WE are being discriminated against because of our eating sourse,and made to feel less then others.What wrong with me for eating pork .For God"s sake womens beauty offends Muslims so no pictures of them either.No pictures of anything,can Muslims write a list of all things offensive to them.let's start with pigs, unveilled women.alcohol,most Jews ,Christians Hindus,homosexuals,atheists.How long does this list go?

Posted by: mark52 at October 6, 2005 7:26 PM

The point of the post is to illustrate the twisted argument of proponents of tolerance who forcibly impose the will of a minority on others. Note also how the agenda of those seeking cultural revolution is promoted by claiming accepted practices and symbols are offensive ...

Posted by: tim at October 6, 2005 8:33 PM



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