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:
The Bible--forbidden in all Muslim countries.
(For those who haven't heard the story before, one of Mohammad's followers once asked him what he thought of books. Mohammad replied that to the extent books contradicted the Koran they were evil and had to be destroyed, and to the extent they supported the Koran they were superfluous and not needed.)
Worse, Muslims consider WOMEN to be unclean (good enough to fornicate with, clean their houses, raise their children as well as each one of them....but are NOT CLEAN ENOUGH TO WORSHIP WITH THE MEN IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM as it were but rather, are relagated to the basement of the Mosques.......so, geeeeeeeeeeeeeeez, this religion is begining to seem more like an intolerant, men's club where the rules benefit only the membership that wears pants.
Note to MUSLIMS EVERWHERE................GET OVER IT ALREADY!
Throw in a scorpion and a camel and maybe they'll shut up.
* anything Jewish
* women not covered from head to toe
* other religions
* freedom of speech
* The United States of America
You forgot alcohol, toilet paper and soap....
oh brother, what don't they like
St Panty Day watch out because when we all tend to be alittle Irish on March 17 they wont like that either. And better get rid of the Shamrock because it was used by St Pat to teach people about the trinty.
Will I love pork so give me a nice big Martini, a side of Ribs, and I will put on my bikini and celebrate the YEAR OF THE PIG with enjoyment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
exactly and where is NOW when it comes to the way women are treated by the Muslim men. CNN just showed how Muslim women wanted to come and pray in a Mosque and they were not allowed to. And I didn't hear it second hand I saw it on CNN.
I was stunned when I read that the Chinese were going to go along with this. Communist China, that is. They have one heavily Muslim province, but that is hardly enough to be a threat in a country that size. Personally, I think that Communist China is doing it to show it's on the side of the Muzzies in their war against the US.
But it's stunning that they'd simply quash a harmless tradition that is thousands of years old. And what does this mean to everybody born in the Year of the Pig?
Since when do people start complaining about greeting cards they receive. I have received quite a few and never thought to complain. What weird people.
C-4, apparently nobody told them that pigfat is used to make it ; )
Yes, I caught that, too; it's very surprising to me as well. I think your analysis is a good one. The Chinese want to keep mohammadans focused on the US and not so much on China.
Not sure what the muslim objection is to the depiction of pigs, can someone enlighten us?
Boo Frickin' Hoo!
These people make a career out of being offended.
The Muslim objection is that it is something done by non-Muslims - and for some reason, they have found that we are easily intimidated on this one. They object to ALL figurative art, so theoretically, any drawing should offend them and probably does, since the ideal Muslim world is dark, gray, without music, without art, and filled with furtive sex with anything but adult women, and daydreams of those 72 raisins.
Sounds delightful, no? Somebody please tell me why we are kowtowing to these insane people and their death cult.
"These people make a career out of being offended."
So true. Well, I'm offended that they are offended, damnit!
This is nothing but a constantly offended people to look for a reason to be offended again. Here is Arkansas there are lots of mohammedans taking classes at the University of Arkansas whose mascot is a razorback pig.
can't these ignorant savages just shut up
The Year of the Pig....to funny.
Year Of The Pig bump!
I suppose he prefers the year of the chicken?
You gotta be kidding, that's a whole web site, not one post in one thread. Don't forget just in the past year or so...
- Burger King ice cream cones
- an English five-year-old girl wearing a strapless blouse for her passport photo
- Coca-Cola's logo backwards or upside down or something
- weather forecasts ("sorcery")
- anti-bacterial hand wash ("contains alcohol")
- some random squiggle on a certain brand of sneakers
Ok there's my ten, next contestant please...
Barry White typo of the day! Ohhhh yeaaaahh baaaaby....
The person who made that drawing of "Mohamed" served several years in jail because of it.
How Britney Spears celebrates March 17th?