Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'll Take The Good With The Bad Any Day

After posting a video that has no doubt given you some at least subconscious hatred for Muslims as an extension of your hatred for the Morons at Concordia, here's a story about hyper-sensitive liberals in Britain getting set straight by a prominent leader of the Muslim community:

[O]rganisers of the Kirklees Primary Music Festival decided to change the script to be ’sensitive’ to Muslims at a recent committee meeting.

Committee member Gill Goodswen, head teacher of Stile Common Junior School, defending the move.

She said: “We have to be sensitive if we want to be multi-cultural. It was felt it would be more responsible not to use the three little pigs.

“We feared that some Muslim children wouldn’t sing along to the words about pigs,’ she said.

But Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain branded the move ‘bizarre’.

He said: “The vast majority of Muslims have no problem whatsoever with the Three Little Pigs. It’s always been the traditional way of telling the story and I don’t see why that should be changed.

“There’s an issue about the eating of pork, which is forbidden, but there is no prohibition about reading stories about pigs. This is an unnecessary step.”…

Mr Mogra said: “How far are we going to go? Are we going to change the seven dwarves because it’s discriminatory towards people who are physically less able? Where do you draw the line?

“Every time we get these stories Muslims are seen more and more as misfits. We have to accept there’s a predominant culture here.”
Consequently, I'm a Catholic and am therefore not permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the season of Lent (which we are currently in.) I therefore am offended that the libs in the world aren't jumping through hoops to ban all public mentions of meat (or any of the animals that meat is derived from) on Fridays leading up to Easter. I guess it's because they're not afraid that if they don't I'll cut their heads off, but still.

Hat tip on that story to Hot Air, by the way.