Three Little Pigs

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  1. A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims. And Builders apparently

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7204635.stm

    Seriously are there any sane people left in this world?
     
  2. Surely it's an insult to all those hard working naval ossifers too? ;)

    Looks like Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham will be banned to, for offending the farming lobby, by imputing that eggs are mouldy not a wholesome amber hue.
     
  3. thats just f**kin stupid
     
  4. Every time another example of this lunacy appears, we all get p**sed off and condemn it as, er, lunacy. What can we actually do about it? Who can we vote for (apart from the obvious career limiting Party) who would put a stop to it? Most of us here agree with the "fit in or sod off" principle and realise that the more and more we make concessions, the nearer we (WE) come to living in a foreign society. How do we get this on to a serious political agenda?

    As an aside, from my understanding of the book of the big Teddy Bear, our Muslim guests are simply required to refrain from eating or wearing pigs, not deny their existence or right to life. On that basis, the oversensitivity over the sensitivities of those who probably aren't that sensitive is even more bloody annoying.
     
  5. But didnt God/Allah make all the little piggies?Surely they are all Gods/Allah's Creatures?
     
  6. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    How about banning Tom Tom the Piper's son ..

    How much is that doggie in the window .. (dogs are unclean too apparently)

    All historical refs to Pinky and Perky ..

    To market, to market to buy a fat pig ..

    Baa baa multicultural sheep ..

    Eeeny meeny mina mo ..

    I must have had a very biased childhood. Let alone 'Musso da Wop, he's a big Adda Flop' in the Beano.
     
  7. Your tax helped pay for this too.
    A children's story based on the Three Little Pigs was rejected for a
    Government-backed award after judges became concerned it would offend Muslims.
    The animated virtual book for primary school children - The Three Little Cowboy
    Builders - was also criticised for its potential to offend builders.
    The row centred on the Bett awards, which were backed by Becta, the
    Government's technology agency for schools.
    The judges' remarks, reported on the education technology website Merlin John
    Online, included: "Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their
    work blown down, and builders are like pigs?
    "The idea of taking a traditional tale and retelling a story is fine, but it
    should not alienate parts of the workforce (building trade).
    "Judges would not recommend this product to the Muslim community in
    particular."
     
  8. In almost every arena - Defence, Healthcare, Policing, Education - the government rightly states that expenditure is higher in real terms than it has ever been. The trouble is that the extra finance has been swallowed up employing f**kwits like this judging panel, so no advantage accrues to Joe and Jo Public as a result.
     
  9. "I built my house of straw
    I built my house of hay
    I toot my flute and I don't give a hoot as I play around all day"

    Hmmm...perhaps they have a point about 'The Three Little Pigs' offending builders.
     
  10. My only comment ? Jewish people also abjure pigs and pork as part of their religion. No one has ever decided the 'three little pigs' may have been offensive to Judaism, or cared one way or the other. (Mind you, Jewish people have never, and are unlikely to, create a giant fuss about we Gentiles featuring pigs in our literature. They are more balanced and advanced on the average.)

    This insane headlong rush to placate, mollify, and adapt to Islam, just continues in its lunacy.

    Red Sailor
     
  11. She says what we all know to be true, but cannot say, for fear of being attacked by Islington's Champagne Socialists as "Racist".
     

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