Sunday, October 02, 2005

Banned in England: Winnie the Pooh and Piglet

Alas poor Winnie and Piglet, we did enjoy you so until the vicious monster of political correctness popped like a 50 megaton airburst over your unsuspecting cartoon heads.

So THIS is what is has come down to folks. At what point do we, as a society, tell these knuckle dragging social extortionist cretins to simply "fuck off and die asshole, WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT"?

I suggest that time is FAST APPROACHING. If you don't like our pig toys and Pooh calendars, go back to whatever dictator run, economic disaster, rathole you came from. I expect to have to abide by and tolerate the cultural mores, traditions, and laws of a predominantly muslim country when I go there. It is not unreasonable to expect muslims to reciprocate without this sort of bullshit whining when they are in a predominantly non-muslim country.

I'm sorry - this is like buying a house under an airport's approach pattern then voicing retard complaints about the noise. If you don't like the noise, its real simple - don't buy that fucking house.

THE SUN - retards on parade!
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.

Bosses acted after a Muslim complained about pig-shaped stress relievers delivered to the council in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Ramadan.

Muslims are barred from eating pork in the Koran and consider pigs unclean.

Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: “It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”

H/T to Dean Esmay via LGF

2 comments:

Libertas said...

Purple Avenger

"If you don’t like our pig toys and Pooh calendars, go back to whatever dictator run, economic disaster, rathole you came from."


Out of curiosity, what would you say to a tenth generation San Antonio Hispanic that was offended by your Frito Bandito?

I'm not sure your approach is so much about Muslims tolerating Piglet and British tolerance of Muslims, as it is about when in Rome...

But England is no longer the Crusader nation singing Oh Jerusalem and thinking this means them. If England had not tried to extend its empire to Islamic lands in the first place, perhaps they would not now be neck deep in Arabs and Indians.

The Arab immigrant does not come to England because he is an Anglophile anymore than the British came to Arab lands because they were Islamophiles. But they both make their respective journeys because they are seeking economic opportunity.

"I expect to have to abide by and tolerate the cultural mores, traditions, and laws of a predominantly Muslim country when I go there."

A noble sentiment, but history indicates that it is not so heart-felt as you suggest.

Much like the British Colonialist in an Arab country, the Arab immigrant sees the host country as backward, apostate and decadent. Much like the British Colonialist in an Arab country, the Arab immigrant expects the local inhabitants to change their ways to suit his. Ironic, ain't it ? But then Colonialism is always a bitch. Even more so when the former Colonialist discovers it is a two way street.

Alas, we reap what we sow.

L

Purple Avenger said...

Out of curiosity, what would you say to a tenth generation San Antonio Hispanic that was offended by your Frito Bandito?

Same thing I'd say to every professional whiner who gets "offended" at everything - get a life and stop worrying about other people's business. If you got a beef with Frito-Lay, don't buy their products.