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.
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
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.
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.