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Muslim Imam Objects To Year Of Pig Greeting Cards
Playfuls.com | DPA ^ | 1/27/07

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.


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1 posted on 01/27/2007 12:39:46 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

HA HA HA HA!!!!


2 posted on 01/27/2007 12:42:42 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: LibWhacker

I think I'll wish everyone a happy Year of the Pig!


3 posted on 01/27/2007 12:44:25 PM PST by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: LibWhacker
Muslims do not eat pork and regard pigs as unclean animals.

Pigs do not eat muslims and regard them as unclean animals. They also believe muslims smell bad.

4 posted on 01/27/2007 12:46:20 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: LibWhacker

Here is the reason why I am neither a muslim, jew or vegetarian.

5 posted on 01/27/2007 12:46:55 PM PST by lormand (Chuck Hagel - the Jihad's favorite Republican)
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To: LibWhacker

Stop the world! Muslims don't like pigs! We must all be tolerant of their beliefs.
Of course they don't reciprocate.


6 posted on 01/27/2007 12:47:05 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: LibWhacker

At my house, every year is the year of the pig. The wife is preparing some delicious chile verde right now. Mmmmm, pork.


7 posted on 01/27/2007 12:47:33 PM PST by Argus
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To: LibWhacker

It's the Year of the Pig? That's a good omen for all the rest of us.


8 posted on 01/27/2007 12:48:52 PM PST by Palladin (Life without music would be a mistake.--Nietzsche)
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To: LibWhacker
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and born in the Year of the Pig, to boot!!! Woo Hoo!!!

9 posted on 01/27/2007 12:49:07 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: LibWhacker

What from the civilized world doesn't offend islamites?


10 posted on 01/27/2007 12:49:28 PM PST by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: LibWhacker

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!


11 posted on 01/27/2007 12:51:21 PM PST by OMalley (Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. St. Therese, "the little flower")
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To: lormand; Bacon Man

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.


12 posted on 01/27/2007 12:51:49 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: 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

Gotta love it! multi-culti-crap at its finest. All they need now is for Jesse Jackson to come over and get hysterical.

13 posted on 01/27/2007 12:52:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: LibWhacker

Muslims have to learn to respect other cultures and religions.../s


14 posted on 01/27/2007 12:54:24 PM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: LibWhacker; All
Porky gets a word in.
15 posted on 01/27/2007 12:55:13 PM PST by dighton
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To: LibWhacker

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.


16 posted on 01/27/2007 12:56:17 PM PST by Cvengr
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To: OMalley
If they dont like a countries customs or ways why dont they just LEAVE?

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.

17 posted on 01/27/2007 1:12:57 PM PST by thecabal ("Now die monkeys and stop saying Muslims are terrorists,we are peaceful people!")
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To: LibWhacker

I think I'll tell the local Imam that I'm celebrating my 40th Birthday in the Year of the Pig.


18 posted on 01/27/2007 1:15:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Dont overestimate the decency of the human race. H. L. Mencken)
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To: LibWhacker
I think we need to have an official global list of all the things that deeply offend muslims so we can eliminate them and make all muslims comfortable. I'll start:
19 posted on 01/27/2007 1:18:46 PM PST by FourPeas (The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: LibWhacker

Every time I see one of these things the first thing that goes through my mind is:


F*** YOU

Nothing else


20 posted on 01/27/2007 1:20:12 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: FourPeas

The Bible--forbidden in all Muslim countries.


21 posted on 01/27/2007 1:20:29 PM PST by Palladin (Life without music would be a mistake.--Nietzsche)
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To: FourPeas
Books

(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.)

22 posted on 01/27/2007 1:29:07 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Dallas59
Oh for Heaven's sake! This Muslim sensitivety if ridiculous! Pigs are creatures, just like cats, dogs, horses, birds, etc., etc., etc. and ETC.!!!

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!

23 posted on 01/27/2007 1:30:21 PM PST by Republic (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity & Mark Levin have a genuine passion for our nation!)
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To: LibWhacker

Throw in a scorpion and a camel and maybe they'll shut up.


24 posted on 01/27/2007 1:37:35 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: FourPeas

* pigs
* 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....


25 posted on 01/27/2007 1:42:06 PM PST by kik5150
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To: LibWhacker

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 01/27/2007 1:52:05 PM PST by proudCArepublican
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To: Republic

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.


27 posted on 01/27/2007 1:54:50 PM PST by proudCArepublican
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To: LibWhacker

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?


28 posted on 01/27/2007 1:57:02 PM PST by livius
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To: LibWhacker

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.


29 posted on 01/27/2007 1:57:13 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: LibWhacker
Dear Muslims,

STFU.

Love, Laz

30 posted on 01/27/2007 1:58:54 PM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: azhenfud
What from the civilized world doesn't offend islamites?

C-4, apparently nobody told them that pigfat is used to make it ; )

31 posted on 01/27/2007 2:02:13 PM PST by magslinger (I am NOT running for President, nor have I formed an exploratory committee)
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To: livius

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.


32 posted on 01/27/2007 2:03:03 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: azhenfud
While in Jewish belief, pigs are not to be eaten, they are creatures of God's creation and there is nothing inherently offensive in them any more than horses, dogs, cats, monkeys or geckoes.

Not sure what the muslim objection is to the depiction of pigs, can someone enlighten us?

33 posted on 01/27/2007 2:06:47 PM PST by cookcounty (The "Greatest Generation" was also the most violent generation.)
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To: LibWhacker

Boo Frickin' Hoo!


34 posted on 01/27/2007 2:08:09 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: peggybac

These people make a career out of being offended.


35 posted on 01/27/2007 2:10:41 PM PST by Inkie (Attn Dems: Loose Lips Sink Ships -- but hey, I guess that's your goal))
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To: cookcounty

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.


36 posted on 01/27/2007 2:11:52 PM PST by livius
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To: LibWhacker

Mohamed the Literate Porker
37 posted on 01/27/2007 2:16:02 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Inkie

"These people make a career out of being offended."

So true. Well, I'm offended that they are offended, damnit!


38 posted on 01/27/2007 2:20:25 PM PST by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: LibWhacker

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.


39 posted on 01/27/2007 3:02:07 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: LibWhacker
Oh brother

can't these ignorant savages just shut up

40 posted on 01/27/2007 6:04:51 PM PST by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: LibWhacker

The Year of the Pig....to funny.


41 posted on 01/27/2007 6:06:37 PM PST by Conservative4Ever
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To: LibWhacker

Year Of The Pig bump!


42 posted on 01/27/2007 6:09:45 PM PST by VOA
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To: LibWhacker; Peanut Gallery

I suppose he prefers the year of the chicken?


43 posted on 01/27/2007 6:11:40 PM PST by Professional Engineer (I object to mooselimbs objections.)
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To: FourPeas

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
- cartoons
- kites
- weather forecasts ("sorcery")
- anti-bacterial hand wash ("contains alcohol")
- dogs
- some random squiggle on a certain brand of sneakers
- statues

Ok there's my ten, next contestant please...


44 posted on 01/27/2007 6:15:39 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: proudCArepublican
St Panty Day

Barry White typo of the day! Ohhhh yeaaaahh baaaaby....

45 posted on 01/27/2007 6:18:08 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: LibWhacker
I think this really is something that should be noted...and should raise some concern. The Chinese calendar has been around for thousand or so years, and every twelve years it cycles to the Year of the Pig. Twelve years ago (pre 9/11) does anyone recall any warnings to the Chinese regarding the Year of the Pig and how to not insult Muslims? Seems to me, the world was more tolerant twelve years ago than it is today. Or have the Muslims numbers (followers) just grown so that now they must be catered to? Any guesses as to what will happen twelve years from now? Sharia anyone?
46 posted on 01/27/2007 6:20:02 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: cynwoody

The person who made that drawing of "Mohamed" served several years in jail because of it.


47 posted on 01/27/2007 6:21:51 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: jiggyboy
St Panty Day Barry White typo of the day! Ohhhh yeaaaahh baaaaby....

How Britney Spears celebrates March 17th?

48 posted on 01/27/2007 6:21:54 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: jiggyboy
Number 11...Comedy Central not allowing a South Park episode to show a SP version of Mohammad...(but SP creators Matt and Trey sneak the big Mo into the opening crowd).
49 posted on 01/27/2007 6:24:03 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: Dallas59

"HEIL ALLAH!"


50 posted on 01/27/2007 6:24:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth shall set you free))))
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