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And These Little Piggies Might Offend Muslims
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-16-2007 | Paul Stokes

Posted on 03/15/2007 7:32:59 PM PDT by blam

And these little piggies might offend Muslims

By Paul Stokes
Last Updated: 2:13am GMT 16/03/2007

A school production of Roald Dahl's Three Little Pigs has turned the heroes into three little puppies for fear of offending Muslims.

Dahl's play, in which he reworks Little Red Riding Hood to include the pigs, is being put on by Honley Church of England School, in Huddersfield, with 250 primary pupils from other schools singing along. Gill Goodswen, who is one of the organisers of the Kirklees Primary Music festival behind the changes, said: "We have to be sensitive if we want to be multi-cultural. It was felt it would be more responsible not to use the three little pigs."

She said the committee had to consider the feelings of children who would be singing along, not just the performers.

"We feared that some Muslim children wouldn't sing along to the words about pigs," she added. "We didn't want to take that risk. If changing a few words avoids offence then we will do so."

One parent, a mother-of-three, said: "Surely there are much worse things to worry about in the world than a story about three little pigs? It is really ridiculous."

Local councillor Terry Lyons said: "I can't believe that Muslims would be offended. This is pandering to a few extremists. People will take umbrage at this decision, making it easier for the BNP to recruit."

Mohammed Imran, of the nearby Hanfia Mosque and Educational Institute, said he welcomed the thinking behind the decision but did not think it was necessary.

He pointed out that Islam does not ban the mentioning of pigs but added: "They are obviously trying to involve children rather than exclude them." But Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, said: "My view is that the people responsible for this are completely bonkers. It is the type of political correctness which makes people's blood boil.

"As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americastan; dhimmi; islamofascist; jihad; muslims; piggies; three; uk
Chip, chip, chip.
1 posted on 03/15/2007 7:33:18 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

oink...oink,oink


2 posted on 03/15/2007 7:34:27 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: blam
But Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, said: "My view is that the people responsible for this are completely bonkers. It is the type of political correctness which makes people's blood boil.

"As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands."

What a great quote! Kudos to the newspaper for running it. an American newspaper would never allow a conservative to be quoted saying something brilliant.

3 posted on 03/15/2007 7:36:52 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: happygrl

Start the war now! I'm sick of this PC cr@p!

(Oh, wait. Islam has already started the war.)

Lock and load, do some d@mned thing. Please.


4 posted on 03/15/2007 7:37:37 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: elcid1970
They hate the West.
Why are they here ?
5 posted on 03/15/2007 7:41:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: blam
But Muslims hate dogs too so how is that any different from piggies? This is getting to the point of being asinine. If they can't handle pigs and dogs or scan our bacon then they need to go home. Why we should change our ways & adapt to them is the beginning of the end. I am sick of this ...I like dogs & pigs so much more then Muslims.
6 posted on 03/15/2007 7:45:27 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: blam

I believe that we should hang Islamic terrorists (am I being redundant?) and bury them inside a large pig. Also, all U.S. forces from henceforward should be issued ammunition coated with pig's blood and artillery shells contain lard.


7 posted on 03/15/2007 7:45:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Newt Gingrich/John Bolton 2008)
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To: blam
You know, puppies is n't going to help, because Muslims think dogs are unclean, too.

They'll have to make it three little kittens (Mohammed cut the sleeve off his robe rather than disturb his sleeping cat Muezza) but then everybody will be expecting the mittens . . .

8 posted on 03/15/2007 7:46:55 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: elcid1970
do some d@mned thing

How about Pig-faced Masks ?

We could just show up at any Islamo-whatever gathering with Pig-faced Masks.

9 posted on 03/15/2007 7:47:41 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oink Oink BUMP to that !


10 posted on 03/15/2007 7:48:36 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: blam
"We have to be sensitive if we want to be multi-cultural. It was felt it would be more responsible not to use the three little pigs."

Ri-i-ight. So, by being sensitive to the culture of some moonbats - in your own country - you gut your own culture and become vassals. It's too bad these idiots saw the sun when they were born.
11 posted on 03/15/2007 7:49:32 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Yippee! My farmers' market finally got a cheese vendor!)
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To: blam
The first little puppy lived in a house made out of straw.

When the big bad antisocial behaviour, antidiversity wolf came, he said, "Little puppy, little puppy, please let me in!"

The first little puppy replied, "Not by the hair of my unclean skin!"

Then the big bad antisocial behaviour, antidiversity wolf (hereby known as BBASBADW) said, "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll breed thousands of wolves."

And in due time, the first little puppy was cast out of his straw flat for diversity crimes and sentenced under wolf law. Wolves moved into the flat.

12 posted on 03/15/2007 7:51:50 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: blam
Sensitive my ass, they are the enemy.
13 posted on 03/15/2007 7:53:12 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Ugh...I hope that's an urban legend or something.

I don't want to think one nice thing about a murderous pedophile.


14 posted on 03/15/2007 7:53:36 PM PDT by Libertarianchick
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To: blam
Hey Muzzies.....PIGS
15 posted on 03/15/2007 7:53:44 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: blam

I thought muslims were repelled by dog saliva as well.

When I brought our puppy to my son's former school, the two muslim girls hid themselves in the bathroom.

I realize a two pound Jack Russell puppy is fairly intimidating...


16 posted on 03/15/2007 7:53:46 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Libertarianchick
Gotta give even the Devil his due.

Apparently a cat saved his life from a snake.

"BAD KITTY - no herring snack!"

17 posted on 03/15/2007 7:55:01 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: Sender

LOL!

You should get a government grant for your diverse writing skills. How's $500,000 a year sound to re-write 6 fairytales? :)


18 posted on 03/15/2007 7:56:46 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: blam
Chapter 2

As the little puppies were replaced by wolves one by one, the last little puppy asked the BBASBADW, "Why are you getting rid of all the puppies?"

The BBASBADW replied, "Because we desire a world of nothing but wolves. Puppies who won't become wolves are unclean."

"But," the puppy replied, "if there are nothing but wolves, what will you eat?"

"Oh don't worry," replied the BBASBADW, "we will eat the shia wolves."

19 posted on 03/15/2007 8:00:36 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: mplsconservative

I'm down with that! Who do I call?


20 posted on 03/15/2007 8:01:24 PM PDT by Sender (Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.)
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To: Sender

Call 1-800-BIG-GOVT!

This brother's for you! Yeaarghhh!


21 posted on 03/15/2007 8:03:16 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: Sender
Chapter 2

How about another bedtime story--you are funny, also too accurate.

22 posted on 03/15/2007 8:19:29 PM PDT by Tarheel (If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere... Rudy--2008)
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To: blam

How far is this crap gonna go?!?!

Is "Charlotte's Web" starring Wilbur the Puppy next??

I am really getting sick of all this censorship. Feh.


23 posted on 03/15/2007 8:21:46 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: pillut48

Thought of another one: Babe: "That'll do, kitty. That'll do."


24 posted on 03/15/2007 8:24:18 PM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: blam
"As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands."

Like limousine liberals everywhere

25 posted on 03/15/2007 8:27:21 PM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what an Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: blam

Maybe the Moslems can change the beheadings to nuggies, to avoid offending westerners.


26 posted on 03/15/2007 8:35:04 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: blam

It will ALWAYS AND FOREVER be the Three little pigs and if they don't like it...tough.


27 posted on 03/15/2007 8:44:33 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: blam
Mona Lisa shows a woman's face....paint a hijab over it?

YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE CONTENT OF A PIECE OF ART BECAUSE IT MIGHT OFFEND SOMEONE.

If there is a play whose content you don't agree with...pick another....but do not ALTER the work of art to fit.
28 posted on 03/15/2007 9:13:59 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: blam

Better change it to lambs, since doggies are harram, too.


29 posted on 03/15/2007 9:14:20 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: All

"This little puppy went to market,
and this little puppy stayed home.
And this little puppy had..."

Oops, sorry. Just getting into the spirit of the times.


30 posted on 03/15/2007 9:20:19 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: elcid1970

I just heard about this on Savage on my drive home from work. Its funny because even the muslims are like "whoa, you guys are nuts, we don't eat pigs, but we'll talk about them".


31 posted on 03/15/2007 9:27:06 PM PDT by VoteNewt (www.votenewt.net)
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To: blam

"As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands."

Dmmn. Too long for a tagline.


32 posted on 03/15/2007 9:33:21 PM PDT by DancesWithBolsheviks (As usual it is done in the name of ethnic minorities but it is perpetrated by white, middle class, d)
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To: blam

Yeah, the story of the three little pigs bothers them, but beheadings and mass murder is ok. ROP, my arse.


33 posted on 03/15/2007 9:48:19 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: happygrl
We could just show up at any Islamo-whatever gathering with Pig-faced Masks.

I'm in. Where should we meet?

34 posted on 03/15/2007 9:49:30 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Were those magic grits?)
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To: blam

Don't Muslims also consider dogs unclean? "Three Little Puppies" would be just as offensive. How about "Three Little PC-Liberal-Doodieheads" instead?


35 posted on 03/15/2007 9:53:22 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: blam

"...perpetrated by white, middle class, do-gooders with a guilt complex and far too much time on their hands." If only ONE SINGLE American solon had the stones to say such a thing.


36 posted on 03/15/2007 10:16:48 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: pandoraou812

Hmmm...no dogs, no pigs. What's left? Three little camels?


37 posted on 03/15/2007 10:17:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Arkinsaw

A hijab over Mona Lisa? You aren't far off the mark. In the mid 1970s, a colleague of mine was working in Saudi Arabia. When he and his wife arrived, the Saudi censors at customs took all of his wife's fashion magazines and carefully marked over all the lingerie ads with black Magic Marker! At the time I thought that was merely curious "foreign" behavior by the Saudis. Little did I know it would invade our shores in 30 short years.


38 posted on 03/15/2007 10:21:53 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: AnAmericanMother

Mohammed did that? I thought it was Ghandi.


39 posted on 03/15/2007 10:49:27 PM PDT by jim35 ("...when the lion and the lamb lie down together, ...we'd better damn sure be the lion")
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To: jim35
No, it was definitely Muhammed. The legend has a wide circulation, I've heard it for years.

From a cat website:

Mohammad himself, according to a report (hadith) attributed to Abu Huraira, owned a cat named Muezza, about whom it is said that one day while she was asleep on the sleeve of Mohammad's robe, the call to prayer was sounded. Rather than awaken the cat, Mohammad quietly cut his sleeve off and left. When he returned, the cat bowed to him and thanked him, after which she was guaranteed a place in heaven.

40 posted on 03/16/2007 6:38:18 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Well old Mo liked cats so I guess we could use cats or kittens. Muslims like cats so ..... The problem as I see it is the fact we are willing to change a darn thing for them. We shouldn't. If they won't adapt to our lifestyle then why really are they here? Normally I wouldn't and I didn't have a problem with Muslims. But I lived for a time by a mosque while my house was being remodeled. Most of the converts to Islam were from the county & state prisons. That changed my outlook on Muslims and 9/11 was the last straw. I refuse to use their stores or buy gas from them. I have had people on here tell me thats wrong ....However I found a way to find out if they are indeed Muslim and not Sikh. My daughter is married to a Sikh from India and he informed me that both groups totally hate each other. So if I go to a gas station and the guy has a turban on I politely ask are you Sikh? If so I get my gas. If they are Muslim they start getting angry and I leave. I am not giving Muslims my money plain & simple. I don't care how nice they are or if I am a racist. I think they are whiners and complainers and I still so far have the right to do business where I want. And I will have no problem doing this little piggie to my grandson's toes or reading the 3 Pigs story even if Muslims don't like it . What about Winnie the Pooh is he to be banned in England too? He has that little friend Piglet. This is getting out of hand!


41 posted on 03/16/2007 10:14:07 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

"They hate the West.
Why are they here ?"

To convert those who will and kill those who won't.


42 posted on 03/17/2007 7:41:52 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

You got it.


43 posted on 03/17/2007 4:09:24 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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