Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Three Little Pigs found offensive to Islam

This is happening in Great Britain. It's not from The Onion. Really, it's not:
A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
Multiculturalism is synonymous with cultural Marxism. Unfortunately, a classic criticism of communism may find its way off of high school and college reading lists in the UK, for surely Muslims will take grave offence at the ruling swine in Animal Farm!

The above excerpt is so self-evidently absurd that it speaks for itself. But at the risk of babbling on needlessly, recall that the story is based on the Three Little Pigs. The protagonists in this tale aren't typical pigs--they're rugged cowboys:
The CD-Rom digital version of the traditional story of the three little pigs, called Three Little Cowboy Builders, is aimed at primary school children.

But judges at this year's Bett Award said that they had "concerns about the Asian community and the use of pigs raises cultural issues". ...

The feedback from the judges explaining why they had rejected the CD-Rom highlighted that they "could not recommend this product to the Muslim community".

They also warned that the story might "alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)".
Invaded and being overwhelmed by hypersensitive, underachieving, unassimilating groups, the universe of words and ideas that can be shared in is continually shrinking. We are witnessing the slow death of Western liberalism before our very eyes.

1 comment:

savage said...

Verily a great nation must implode by demos set on the inside. These agents are the pigs Orwell warned of.