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You apparently have a right not to be offended
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, January 24, 2008

And it is government's job to ensure that even if there's just a chance a certain segment of the population may be offended:
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".

Becta, the government's educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual Bett Award for schools.

The judges also attacked Three Little Cowboy Builders for offending builders.

The book's creative director, Anne Curtis, said the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was "like a slap in the face".
Silly woman. What is wrong with you? Your culture, which has symbolically used pigs for centuries is now null and void and a new culture has imposed itself which, with the help of government and fellow travelers, arbitrarily decided that being offended is far worse than censoring or condemning works that might commit the heinous crime of giving even unintended offense.

No word as to whether the government panel was concerned that it had offended Ms. Curtis.
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Looks like it is time for a good old fashioned book burning. But this time, instead of the old 1930-40 newsreels of Nazi Germany book burnings, it is the Liberal Left that is goose stepping to the drumbeat of political correctness.

It seems interesting that while "Three Little Pigs" gets such scrutiny while Adolf Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" is on the UKs best selling list, and remains near the top of the best selling lists for virtually the entire Muslim world.

God help someone should be offended unless that someone is chritian (protestant or catholic), jewish, or conservative (Republican or otherwise - I realize the story is about the UK but the effects are the same here).

Written By: SShiell
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I get offended when the Muzzein in Oxford England, electronically amplified and broadcast throughout the public for everyone to hear, declares that a pre-medeival Arabian moon-god is the only God and a 7th century brigand and pederast is his prophet.
Written By: Jimmy the Dhimmi
No word as to whether the government panel was concerned that it had offended Ms. Curtis.
Written By: josh b
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Note that no one actually claims to have been offended. The mere suggestion that someone might be offended is enough for a group of career busybodies to act.
Written By: the wolf
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You will be happy to know some Muslims don’t believe the muezzin should use loudspeakers. In fact, one of the rules on building mosques is to do so when you cannot hear another mosque - well with loudspeakers you can now hear several mosques at once in some places - so that could be seen as wrong. Islamic Studies grad student claimed there were even groups who went around wrecking loudspeakers based on this theory.
Written By: Harun
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It is not just the politically correct UK and US that fear to offend the chronically offended members of Islam. China too, during the Chinese Year of the Pig, falls prey to it.
This cartoon pig used in Tenlow’s ads would hardly seem subversive. But CCTV has ordered major advertising agencies not to use pig images, cartoons or slogans "to avoid conflicts with ethnic minorities." That’s a reference to China’s 20 million Muslims, about 2 percent of the country’s population.
The reason offered for China’s kowtowing to Muslims in this cultural battle is given as China’s fears of ruffling feathers in Xinjiang, an oil-rich region with a sizable Muslim presence. Sabotage and terrorism on the pipeline are feared.
Written By: tom scott
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Next they will want sheep to wear burkas because, well, you know.
Written By: timactual
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That’s a reference to China’s 20 million Muslims, about 2 percent of the country’s population.
The mind boggles at that statistic.
Written By: MichaelW

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