23 January 2008

Do You Laugh Or Cry?

Three Little Cowboy Builders [Credit: BBC]

Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?
Well, obviously, no. But that doesn't mean we should ban the classic fairy tale Three Little Pigs or its digital retelling, Three Little Cowboy Builders, does it?

Unless, of course, you're a politically correct government agency paranoid that Muslim fanatics are about to burn down your building or call for your death. In which case, you would be quite right to be concerned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues" and would be "too offensive" to the Muslim community.

As the book's creative director, Anne Curtis has said, does that mean that secondary schools can not teach Animal Farm because it features pigs? Once again, it is quite clear that some religions animals are more equal than others.

Source: BBC


The Stonemason said...

I think that the agency that made this ruling should be charged with anti-semitism as it appears to have made no mention of the cultural sensitivities of the Jews, who also do not eat pork. It is obvious they are a pro-Muslim, anti-semitic group.