25 January 2008

The three little piggies ride again

The three little piggies must brave another round of Politically Correct Idiocy, it looks like. It also looks like British dhimmis succeeded to surprise even their British Muslim friends by their readiness to prostrate themselves.

A story based on the Three Little Pigs fairy tale has been turned by a government agency's awards panel as the subject matter could offend Muslims.

The digital book, re-telling the classic story, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
Interesting, what kind of "cultural issues" is meant:
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".
As far as I know, a good part of the Asian community raises and consumes pigs quite happily, so it is a bit of a sweeping statement, innit?

I, personally, do believe that there could be a cultural issue involved. There are some major differences between British, Canadian and USA ways of preparing bacon, and I will take the risk of sounding offensive, but to my taste (admittedly leaning to crispy, burned and generally cancer-inducing foods), the US version is the best. I hope it will not offend my British readers.

As for offending the ill-defined "Asian community", here is the relevant quote:
Muslims criticised Becta's response and insisted that a computer program based on the Three Little Pigs should be welcomed in state schools.

Tahir Alam, the head of education at the Muslim Council of Britain, said: "We are not offended by that at all."
See what I mean by overprostrating oneself?

And a side remark: There is a sizable Jewish community in UK. A sizable part of this community, unlike your humble servant, does consider pigs offensive, but for some reason is not mentioned as a reason for the good judges' decision. Hmm...