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(ICNetwork)   Headteacher bans "Three Little Pigs" because of religious sensitivities   (icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk) divider line 227
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2003-03-05 08:36:46 AM  
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy mother*******. Pigs sleep and root in sh*t. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got enough sense to disregard its own faeces.

Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eat their own feces.

Jules: I don't eat dog either.

Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?

Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way.

Vincent: Ah, so by that rationale, if a pig had a better personality, it'd cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?

Jules: Well we gotta be talkin' about one charmin' mother******' pig. I mean he'd have to be ten times more charmin' than that Arnold on Green Acres, you know what I'm sayin'?
 
2003-03-05 09:14:29 AM  
A HEADTEACHER yesterday defended her decision to ban books which contained stories about pigs from some classes in case it offended Muslims.
But not a whit of voice about Jews, huh? Talk about flavour of the month!
 
2003-03-05 09:15:25 AM  
P.S. Muslim doctrine also states that dogs are filthy animals, too. G'bye, Henry!
 
2003-03-05 09:16:57 AM  
Er, and by "Henry" I mean "Clifford". Yeesh, I'm getting too old!!!!
 
2003-03-05 09:20:09 AM  
Muslims are not suppose to eat pigs. I don't think they are upset about the mere concept of pigs.

Good observation Stevarooni. Now is Little Miss Riding Hood kosher?
 
2003-03-05 09:27:58 AM  
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2003-03-05 10:09:26 AM  
I know that comic blows.

I really wanted to post a picture of islamists burning books, but I couldn't find any. Apparently, they are careful not to be photographed during their persecutions.

But oh, the irony...
 
2003-03-05 11:33:16 AM  
wha?...

have they banned Watchmen yet?..
 
Ant
2003-03-05 11:33:33 AM  
Maybe we should just eradicate all pigs from existance so as not to offend anyone
 
2003-03-05 11:34:34 AM  
Is there some issue with Wolves?
 
2003-03-05 11:34:48 AM  
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon.

I have just offended; peadophiles, cronic masturbaters,children with no musical talent, Hindus, and conspiracy theorists that believe moon travel never happened. BAN THAT POEM !

 
2003-03-05 11:35:00 AM  
Um...

Muslims aren't supposed to eat pigs, but last I checked, they didn't have anything against stories about pigs. Frankly, the teacher is being more insensitive to Muslims by banning the stories, because she's acted on her own misconceptions without even bothering to find out if they were true. Is acting on stereotypes not disrespectful?
 
2003-03-05 11:35:04 AM  
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2003-03-05 11:35:48 AM  
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what's wrong with pigs? They bring us bacon.
 
2003-03-05 11:36:27 AM  
There you go Sudie. Oh, wait, those are Christians. Oh well, back to Google.
 
2003-03-05 11:36:59 AM  
Muslims are offended by wolves eating semi-anthropomorphic swines now? Well, if we have to make things suck on behalf of the Christians, only fair that we make things suck on behalf of the Muslims (though I'd rather just ignore all the theists altogether).
 
2003-03-05 11:37:02 AM  
Damn - image didn't work. Back to google anyway!
 
2003-03-05 11:37:23 AM  
Offend the religious sensitivities of a six-year-old. Yea, right.

Okay, okay, so it's the parents that matter. So: ofend the religious sensitivities of a mature adult by merely mentioning an "unclean" creation-of-the-lord.

Yea, right.
 
2003-03-05 11:38:11 AM  
Ha ha. Goodbye, Charlotte's Web. I guess that teacher better put on a veil so she doesn't offend them as well. And is it really a good idea for boys and girls to be in class together? And for goodness sake, we can't read any more books by Jewish authors. Some Muslims are offended by Jews and we don't want to offend anyone.
 
2003-03-05 11:38:25 AM  
I'm offended by sensitivity
 
2003-03-05 11:38:26 AM  
they did the right thing.. kids that young would think eating pigs is ok
 
2003-03-05 11:38:30 AM  
Blech. Bloody Moslems. I was in Saudi Arabia for 4 years. They wouldn't let me bring my dog as they considered her a "filthy animal."
 
2003-03-05 11:38:55 AM  
'Cause you know, reading about pigs leads to eating them...
 
2003-03-05 11:39:14 AM  
I knew if I read this I would get pissed off and now - sure enough I am.

"A HEADTEACHER yesterday defended her decision to ban books which contained stories about pigs from some classes in case it offended Muslims."

Well Fark me silly. So...Charlettes Web, Animal Farm, Old McDonald.

(Ok now I am going to make an ignorant comment - just because I am pissed)

I suppose that "Imad the CarBomber's very Bad Day", "Mommy why did daddy cut out your tongue?" and "Alah Told me be shoot your family" is going to be okee dokee?


Riiiiiight.

/back to normal now
 
2003-03-05 11:39:32 AM  
Overlord.. i'm hungry already
 
2003-03-05 11:40:36 AM  
The mothers had better take off their clothes and protest this before it spreads.
 
2003-03-05 11:41:20 AM  
[Quote]
Homer: Lisa honey, are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?

Lisa: No.

Homer: Ham?

Lisa: No.

Homer: Pork chops?

Lisa: Dad! Those all come from the same animal!

Homer: Yeah, right Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.
[/Quote]
 
2003-03-05 11:43:10 AM  
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2003-03-05 11:43:18 AM  
I can't believe they might be offending the sensibility of the little boys by not forcing the little girls to cover their hair or their faces. And what are they doing educating little girls anyway? They should be at home with their mothers learning how to take care of their future husbands.

/sarcasm

Sometimes worrying about offending the norms of offensive cultures is offensive.
 
2003-03-05 11:43:50 AM  
Dear teacher,

You are a worthless piece of ill-informed crap. What kind of retarded moron do you have to be to even begin to think this. You should not be teaching this nation's young. In fact I think being used as a subject for cancer studies might be a more appropriate use of the useless mass of flesh that I am loathe to describe as human.

Thank you, and DIE.
 
2003-03-05 11:44:19 AM  
Liberals and their P.C. suck.
 
2003-03-05 11:45:11 AM  
Can we ban people like this because it offends OUR sense of sensbility?
 
2003-03-05 11:45:35 AM  
This makes perfect sense. I better stop reading my classes "Snow White," because then they would start snorting coke.

Better hide those copies of "Crackpipe of the Swan" and "The Little One-Hitter That Could," too.
 
2003-03-05 11:45:42 AM  
You'd think there'd be a problem if the big, bad wolf was Muslim...I don't remember anything like that. Does this mean non-Muslims shouldn't eat pork in front of Muslims?
Censorship, blork!
 
2003-03-05 11:46:16 AM  
TotallyFarkedDude
I find that comment offensive.
/obvious
 
2003-03-05 11:46:36 AM  
On a more serious note, children of this age are totally unaware of differences among them. They are just chilled out and groovy. It's assclowns like this that make children begin to draw distinctions between groups and ultimately cause the problem anyway.

Most importantly, muslims are NOT offended by pigs. They aren't allowed to eat them. They are, to my knowledge, contravening no law by reading about them.
 
2003-03-05 11:47:12 AM  
I used to think the three pigs were the Trinity.
 
2003-03-05 11:49:16 AM  
What the Fark?!?

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Corny.
 
2003-03-05 11:49:25 AM  
offensive? ... FARK YOU!!!!
 
2003-03-05 11:50:43 AM  
in case it offended Muslims.

The key part of that phrase is "in case". Thank you for creating the problem, asshat.
 
2003-03-05 11:51:37 AM  
...and Little Red Riding Hood pulled out her pistol, pointed it at the Big Bad Wolf, pulled off her pants and said "No, you're going to eat me, just like the story says!"

/old joke
 
2003-03-05 11:51:37 AM  
So, no Muslims actually complained about this, she's just doing it on her own? If I were a Muslim, I'd be offended that she thinks Muslims are that childish.
 
2003-03-05 11:51:40 AM  
This is in England right? The story said 66% were from Pakastan or India and 99% were muslum.

This is in England right? This is in England right?
 
2003-03-05 11:52:34 AM  
Oh God, I've just realised. Those poor, poor, poor kids.
NO MUPPETS! aaaarrrrggghhh.
 
2003-03-05 11:52:36 AM  
Strobe
You have Offensensitivity! AIEEEE!!!



/Berke Breathed
 
2003-03-05 11:53:25 AM  
I am glad to see that most farkers find this asinine. How is anyone supposed to be educated if we fear teaching stuff.
 
2003-03-05 11:53:27 AM  
So much for Green Eggs & Ham--that has to offend far more than reading about live pigs.
I do not like this Headteacher, Sam I am
 
2003-03-05 11:53:27 AM  
Lemme get this straight. The wolf -- you know, the guy who tries to eat the pigs -- is THE BAD GUY IN THE STORY. So why would if offend anyone if we're saying this guy is bad for eating pigs? Wouldn't a Muslim agree with that?

/continues scratching head
 
2003-03-05 11:53:44 AM  
Check it out....[in all it's majesty...]

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2003-03-05 11:54:01 AM  
just for fun, lets see what happens when we combine Diogenes's and Pussycat's comments:

The Muslim Big Bad wolf - comes to eat the three little pigs (who represent the holy trinity - the father, son and holy ghost) The Big Bad Muslim blows down the houses of the pigs who live in straw and sticks - because they built their faith on a weak foundation. But the Big Bad Muslim is unable to break the house of the pig in the brick house because his house (faith) is built on a strong foundation. Especially since all three of the pigs (Pop, Boy, Holy Spook) are now in the same place. The muslim is thwarted.

so yes, the story is horribly offensive.

(religious allegory is EASY!)
 
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