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

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