October 04, 2005

Perils Before Swine


From The Sun: Muslims win toy pigs ban.

NOVELTY pig calendars and toys have been banned from a council office -- in case they offend Muslim staff.

Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

From The Telegraph: Making a pig's ear of defending democracy by Mark Steyn.

Is it really a victory for "tolerance" to say that a council worker cannot have a Piglet coffee mug on her desk? And isn't an ability to turn a blind eye to animated piglets the very least the West is entitled to expect from its Muslim citizens? If Islam cannot "co-exist" even with Pooh or the abstract swirl on a Burger King ice-cream, how likely is it that it can co-exist with the more basic principles of a pluralist society? As A A Milne almost said: "They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace/ Her Majesty's Law is replaced by Allah's."

Also from CNN: Race fears spark St. George ban (all links via Little Green Footballs).

UDPATE -- Oct. 5: Committees of Correspondence says it may be worse for Lassie. And Gateway Pundit has even composed a poem on the topic (other links too).

Posted by Forkum at October 4, 2005 05:34 PM