Thursday, October 06, 2005

Just a little helpful proscription in the interests of tolerance and acceptance.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has announced that, following a complaint by a Muslim employee, all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and 'pig-related items' will be banned. Among the items is one employee's box of tissues, because it features a representation on Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

"Councillor Mahbubur Rahman is in favour of the blanket pig crackdown. 'It is a good thing, it is tolerance' he said.

Is it really a victory for "tolerance" to say that a council worker cannot have a Piglet coffee mug on her desk? And isn't an ability to turn a blind eye to animated piglets the very least the West is entitled to expect from its Muslim citizens? If Islam cannot "co-exist" even with Pooh or the abstract swirl on a Burger King ice-cream, how likely is it that it can co-exist with the more basic principles of a pluralist society? As A A Milne almost said: "They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace/ Her Majesty's Law is replaced by Allah's."

From The Telegraph: Making a pig's ear of defending democracy by Mark Steyn.

2 Comments:

Blogger Span Ows said...

Hey you!...careful with the info on the message board. That is what prompted my initial worry about you know who and Lena. (are they MIA?)

Also, on the world board many innocent postings have led to the posting of peoples' postcodes and even full address in one case (via a link)...online security my man, online security!....say me after posting my next month's itinerary!!!

Anyway, good 'English' link, which I had added to my favorites when you posted it on the board a while ago.

Mon Oct 10, 09:10:00 PM GMT+1  
Blogger Kayfer Kettle said...

Pigs in blankets ban!

Christmas will never be the same.

K x

Sun Oct 16, 03:59:00 PM GMT+1  

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