Skip to comments.Muslim Imam Objects To Year Of Pig Greeting Cards
Posted on 01/27/2007 12:39:40 PM PST by LibWhacker
The imam of the Taipei Grand Mosque complained to Taiwan's foreign minister for sending him a greeting card for the Chinese New Year showing four pigs, a newspaper said on Saturday.
After receiving the New Year card, Imam Ma Hsiao-chi pointed out to the Foreign Ministry that the card was offensive to Muslims, the Liberty Times reported. Muslims do not eat pork and regard pigs as unclean animals.
But the ministry defended Foreign Minister Huang Chih-fang's sending out the greeting cards, which were printed because 2007 is the Year of Pig according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
"Sending New Year cards is part of our culture and has nothing to do with religion. Minister Huang sent the cards to people in Taiwan, not to Muslim countries, but we still want to thank Imam Ma for reminding us," the Liberty Times quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Chien-yeh as saying.
The Year of Pig begins on February 18 with the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations, the most important holiday for Chinese all over the world.
Last month, Taiwan's postal monopoly the Chunghwa Post Company Ltd issued the Year of Pig stamp, but warned Taiwanese not to use the stamps when sending letters and parcels to Muslim countries or Muslim friends.
China has also banned images and mention of pigs in television advertisements aired over the lunar new year to avoid offending the country's Muslims.
China's ban also applies to cartoons and traditional paper-cut images of pigs, and to slogans such as "Golden Pig Brings You Fortune!" and "Wish You a Happy Pig Year!"
The Chinese lunar calendar follows the Chinese zodiac, or horoscope, which has a 12-year cycle. Each year is represented by an animal - rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
HA HA HA HA!!!!
I think I'll wish everyone a happy Year of the Pig!
Pigs do not eat muslims and regard them as unclean animals. They also believe muslims smell bad.
Here is the reason why I am neither a muslim, jew or vegetarian.
Stop the world! Muslims don't like pigs! We must all be tolerant of their beliefs.
Of course they don't reciprocate.
At my house, every year is the year of the pig. The wife is preparing some delicious chile verde right now. Mmmmm, pork.
It's the Year of the Pig? That's a good omen for all the rest of us.
What from the civilized world doesn't offend islamites?
Is there ANYTHING these dipwads are not going to piss and moan about?
every where they go, they get their panties in a wad. EVERYONE according to them, must change to accomidate them.
If they dont like a countries customs or ways why dont they just LEAVE?
I just love how they terrorize everywhere they go and then piss and whine how unfair they are treated.
i wish theyd just shut up!
Do you have a smoker, by any chance?
'Cause if you do, Bacon Man can tell you how to make something called "pig candy," which I have yet to try but which I understand just might be God's favorite food.
It's bacon dipped in sugar, with a little cayenne pepper sprinkled on, and then smoked.
Bacon says it's the best food EVER, and I tend to believe him.
Gotta love it! multi-culti-crap at its finest. All they need now is for Jesse Jackson to come over and get hysterical.
Muslims have to learn to respect other cultures and religions.../s
Funny, I thought this was the Year of the AntiChristian Extremists' Heads on Pikes. Some politically correct fellow must have changed it ti the Year of the Pig.
Because their BS "religion" commands them to convert the entire world to Islam, either with the sword or by lying and being a huge pain in the ass. Since the second method works so much better in the West, that's what they use.
I think I'll tell the local Imam that I'm celebrating my 40th Birthday in the Year of the Pig.
Every time I see one of these things the first thing that goes through my mind is:
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