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Piggy banks 'offend UK Muslims'
AAP ^ | October 24, 2005

Posted on 10/25/2005 12:01:43 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.

Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.

Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.

"This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers," he said.

However, the move brought accusations of political correctness gone mad from critics.

"The next thing we will be banning Christmas trees and cribs and the logical result of that process is a bland uniformity," the Dean of Blackburn, Reverend Christopher Armstrong, said.

"We should learn to celebrate our difference, not be fearful of them."

Khalid Mahmoud, the Labour MP for a Birmingham seat and one of four Muslim MPs in Britain, also criticised the piggy-bank ban.

"We live in a multicultural society and the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another," Mr Mahmoud said.

"I doubt many Muslims would be seriously offended by piggy banks."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Philosophy; Political Humor/Cartoons; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; oink; pc; pearlsbeforeswine; pig; ukmuslims

1 posted on 10/25/2005 12:01:45 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

If the Muslims don't like it, LET THEM GO ELSEWHERE.

Since when was not ever being offended some kind of bloody right? Hell, having to put up with Islamists calling for violence and then being told that Islam is a "religion of peace" offends me! So ban Islam already!

2 posted on 10/25/2005 12:03:56 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Prime Choice

Allowing Islam at all offends me, knowing what that religion teaches its followers.


3 posted on 10/25/2005 12:04:44 AM PDT by thoughtomator
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To: West Coast Conservative
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.

Islamic extremists offend me. When will they be banned? BTW, I have TWO PIGGY BANKS next to my desk. I think I shall name them, "Mohammed" and "Abdul".

4 posted on 10/25/2005 12:07:49 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: thoughtomator
Allowing Islam at all offends me, knowing what that religion teaches its followers.

I agree. What say we notify the UK government of this? They seem to be hypersensitive to not wanting to offend anyone. Maybe we'll hit the jackpot.

5 posted on 10/25/2005 12:07:55 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: West Coast Conservative


Offended by a piggy bank? Oh good grief.
6 posted on 10/25/2005 12:08:02 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (FR1....Varoooooom, Varooooooom!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Poetic justice would be Muslim jihadis catching swine flu.
7 posted on 10/25/2005 12:08:05 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: thoughtomator

heheehe....

This sickening PC $hit must be stopped. Where is the line going to be drawn?


8 posted on 10/25/2005 12:08:17 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: Aracelis
I have TWO PIGGY BANKS next to my desk. I think I shall name them, "Mohammed" and "Abdul".

I named mine "Allah" and "Akbar."

9 posted on 10/25/2005 12:08:41 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

LOL!! Nice picture....


10 posted on 10/25/2005 12:08:58 AM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: West Coast Conservative

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

!!!!!

!!!!!!


11 posted on 10/25/2005 12:09:22 AM PDT by phatoldphart ( Been there. Done that)
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To: Prime Choice
I named mine "Allah" and "Akbar."

Even better names...

12 posted on 10/25/2005 12:10:11 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: indianrightwinger

Anything to upset Mohammed is fine with me! :)


13 posted on 10/25/2005 12:11:40 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (FR1....Varoooooom, Varooooooom!!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

And the dar al-Islam claims a bank. This time without any heads having to roll.

Allahu akhbar!


14 posted on 10/25/2005 12:12:35 AM PDT by CalGOPTom
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To: West Coast Conservative
Okay...throwing this out to you...

What kind of banks do Muslim children use??? ...other than the West Bank....

15 posted on 10/25/2005 12:13:49 AM PDT by paulat
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To: West Coast Conservative
This is how crazy things have gotten. They start baning things before anyone complains because it MIGHT offend some group. I don't see this being a plus for the Muslims as it will only cause resentment toward them.
16 posted on 10/25/2005 12:14:16 AM PDT by Razz Barry
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To: Prime Choice; Alouette; Yehuda; dennisw; Sabramerican; Lijahsbubbe; aculeus; dighton; ...
I have TWO PIGGY BANKS next to my desk. I think I shall name them, "Mohammed" and "Abdul".<<<

I named mine "Allah" and "Akbar."

How about "allah" and "fubar"?

17 posted on 10/25/2005 12:15:09 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: Prime Choice

I'm sure next, we're going to have a new fairy-tale: three little homicide bombers: one building his bomb out of dynamite, one out of primacord, and one out of Semtex.


18 posted on 10/25/2005 12:16:33 AM PDT by CalGOPTom
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To: West Coast Conservative
Warning: Culturally insensitive material follows!!!

There once was a pig named "Abdul",
Who thought his owner a fool.
Each day he would wait,
Afraid of his fate.
For the farmer loved bacon and drooled.

(OK, it's lame and I've had a martini. Declare a fatwa against me.)

19 posted on 10/25/2005 12:25:51 AM PDT by Aracelis
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To: West Coast Conservative; Prime Choice
What kind of banks do Muslim children use??? ...other than the West Bank....

Image hosted by TinyPic.com

20 posted on 10/25/2005 12:26:41 AM PDT by paulat
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To: thoughtomator

Amen to that. I agree.


21 posted on 10/25/2005 12:33:03 AM PDT by WasDougsLamb (Just my opinion.Go easy on me........)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Londonistan is trully a paradise for the choosen Muslims. Why the British Dhimmis will do anything not to offend their masters. Once the empire where the sun didn't set is now a province of the 6th centuary Caliphant.


22 posted on 10/25/2005 12:44:00 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: indianrightwinger

The line will be right about the chest, that's as far as the Dhimmi is allowed to look up at his master Islamic.


23 posted on 10/25/2005 12:45:19 AM PDT by jb6 (The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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To: indianrightwinger
"This sickening PC $hit must be stopped"

I agree. In this case it is PC PIG $HIT.

PC is the main reason that I am happy NOT to be back in the US. Here in Slovakia, there is none of this PC nonsense.
24 posted on 10/25/2005 12:52:30 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thank you for that picture of Rosie O'Donnell, is that from your personal collection???
25 posted on 10/25/2005 1:50:41 AM PDT by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: West Coast Conservative
How about if someone were to make "Muhammed" banks? He can be bent over praying towards Mecca on a little rug, and you can drop coins in the slot in his backside...

Wonder if it would sell?

26 posted on 10/25/2005 1:59:14 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: West Coast Conservative
Is it my imagination, or is Britain giving up its freedom bit by bit before our very eyes?

Looks like the British Islamonazis can save their bombs for America. The British are giving them what they want and the nazis don't have to fire a shot.

27 posted on 10/25/2005 2:05:58 AM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: West Coast Conservative
This sounds to me more like a marketing issue for the bank than "giving in" to Muslims. This is what happens when you allow your country to be overrun with culturally dissimilar immigrants. It's all about the bank not scaring away potential customers. They wont wait for complaints.

The barn door is open in Europe and the UK. The same thing will happen in the US with the Spanish speaking population. They will grow powerful enough by the size of their presence that they become a political and commercial force and then there is no turning back the tide. At least the Spanish speaking population shares some of our cultural roots.
28 posted on 10/25/2005 2:48:32 AM PDT by cdrw (Freedom and responsibility are inseparable)
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

My piggy back after filling up with gas.
29 posted on 10/25/2005 3:04:02 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (The GOP needs to be made to toe the conservative line, not the other way around.)
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To: Aracelis

I'm thinking Dirka . . and Dirka!

*giggles* I need to watch Team American again


30 posted on 10/25/2005 3:09:15 AM PDT by twinzmommy
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To: Bon mots

Put me down for one.


31 posted on 10/25/2005 3:19:04 AM PDT by bikerman
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To: paulat

Wow, ban the piggy bank to satisfy the whims of ghoulish people stuck in the seventh century? Isn't this like asking, "What would Osama do?"


32 posted on 10/25/2005 3:28:34 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: West Coast Conservative
Political correctness run amuck!

How perfectly stupid.

33 posted on 10/25/2005 3:33:18 AM PDT by Budge (<>< Sit Nomen Domini benedictum. <><)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Khalid Mahmoud, the Labour MP for a Birmingham seat and one of four Muslim MPs in Britain, also criticised the piggy-bank ban.

"We live in a multicultural society and the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another," Mr Mahmoud said.

A voice of reason. What a concept.

34 posted on 10/25/2005 3:42:56 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: BlessedBeGod

As someone who until recently lived near Birmingham, Britain's second largest city with an asian population approaching 10% I feel qualified to comment. Firstly, this decision was made by a bank, not by anyone elected. Secondly, I have several muslim friends and have done lots of business with asian owned enterprises over the years and to a man they find this kind of nonsense ridiculous - they are not offended by piggy banks! What must be remembered is that 3% of the UK is muslim and that 1% of them are trouble-makers, the rest just want to get on and make money, the reason they came here in the first place. I am no muslim apologist,but lets get some perspective on this - there are nutters out there who need culling, but if we treat all British muslims as 2nd class UK citizens, then we deserve to reap what we sow.


35 posted on 10/25/2005 4:26:43 AM PDT by britemp
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To: West Coast Conservative

None of this surprises me. When are people going to wake up and admit that Islam doesn't want to coexist peacefully but rather wants to dominate?

WAKE UP PEOPLE AND TAKE A BIG WHIFF BECAUSE THIS IS THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Islam is not a religion of peace; it never was and never will be. It is a fascist retrograde ideology masquerading (poorly I might add) as a religion; making it far more dangerous and destructive than all previous fascist ideologies.

The ONLY way to defeat Islam is to destroy it. Like all falsehoods, it cannot stand up to truth and reason. It needs to be shown for what it truly is…as cult of death and slavery of the mind. Islam must be humiliated, universally condemned and destroyed as was Nazism.

Furthermore, I’m sick and tired of all the crybabies out there who think that losing 2000 soldiers in Iraq is too many. While I feel saddened by any loss of life, we haven’t even begun to fight the REAL war yet. Islam is on the march all over the globe bringing death and destruction, nowhere is it sowing peace. The USA is not strong enough to stop it with military might alone and our PC leftist media, judiciary and politicians are preventing us from waging the ideological war we need to wage in order to win.

It’s time to throw down the gloves, break free from the shackles and fight this thing with all our strength. Otherwise, I fear it will take a BIG moment such as a nuked US city or two to finally drive the point home. We are witnessing WWIII and there is no way to stop it now. How many innocent people need to die before we take this fight seriously? One…two million? How many people need to die because middle-east oil has our country’s nuts in a vice?

The sad thing is that all our weakness is coming from home. The socialist left, the PC ignoramuses and tree hugging dopes are fighting for our enemies. What we need is to develop alternate fuels here at home, start drilling for oil in the Gulf and ANWAR, and another ‘Manhattan Project’ to develop advanced power technologies like fusion and zero point to free us from the tyranny of fossil fuels that are financing our enemies. Only then can we fight this thing for real.


36 posted on 10/25/2005 4:55:09 AM PDT by Frenetic
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To: West Coast Conservative

I wonder what Muslims think of the Muppet's "Pig's in Space"

or Miss Piggy for that matter.


37 posted on 10/25/2005 5:00:08 AM PDT by Jedi Jake (www.bingewars.com)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Badupt, badupt, badupt, THAT'S ALL FOLKS!


38 posted on 10/25/2005 5:42:49 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: Thinkin' Gal

An excellent idea. Mohammed might be a good name for a piggy bank as well!


39 posted on 10/25/2005 6:37:08 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Things like this make me mad against Muslims. They can't tolerate anything and get offended pretty easily. Sounds like these mental cases should take it easy.


40 posted on 10/27/2005 9:40:34 AM PDT by sagar
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