Gut Rumbles

October 24, 2005

More Piggy Hullaballoo in the UK

I saw this story over at LGF this morning, and I can't take it anymore.

WTF? Kids can't have piggy banks now?

Ok, I'm all for not offending people, but there has to be a happy medium, a limit.

I understand that muslims consider pigs and pork to be unclean. I get it. I even understand the historical significance of the halal dietary laws. Like kosher laws, the entire point of halal cooking is to protect the body from sickness. In a desert in not-so modern times, and with not so modern food storage and cooking methods, it makes perfect sense. Even in today's world, it's a good way to avoid certain rare illnesses.

However, isn't there something in the Koran about how God (or Allah, I suppose, in my mind they are the same) made all of the creatures of the Earth and Seas? Aren't we supposed to respect their existence and NOT be offended by them simply because they are the works of the Almighty? I know the Bible and the Torah both exhort the people of the Lord to respect even the LEAST of His creatures. I suspect that this is why most Jews are not offended by the MERE PRESENCE of pigs, real or literary in our modern world.

So then why the hoo-hah? Or are these the same group of muslims who believe in slaughtering their daughters for being raped and that blowing up buildings and trains is a rational way to make a point.

If so, why are the Brits even giving them the time of day???

Free Piglet!
(cross posted from my blog)


We're already on it over this side of the pond, don't worry bout that!

Posted by: Misty on October 24, 2005 02:45 PM

The real prohibition for Muslims is against eating pork. This whole business about getting offended at the mere sight of a pig is called "getting carried away with your shit."

Haven't heard of any Jews bitching about piggy banks or Piglet.

Some of these folks need to get a life.

Posted by: Elisson on October 24, 2005 03:26 PM

This is just more bullshit based on religious zealots and their desperate need to cling ferociously to their precious little "crutches" (religion). "Sorry, we can't deal with the reality of life so we need our little fantasy world here." Cripes, what a waste of time and energy, not to mention the craziness people expend on pursuing who's right & who's wrong in the world of religion.
Spare me...

Posted by: Lisa on October 24, 2005 04:33 PM

Chablis - Steak knives are banned here?

Sh*t, I'm in trouble...

Even more if anybody finds my gu...

*shutting up*

Posted by: Misty on October 24, 2005 05:50 PM

I once worked for a restaurant owned and operated by muslims. I asked the owner one day why muslims think pigs are so nasty. He replied, "they roll in their own shit!"

He was chowing down on a chicken sandwich at the time and I tried to explain to him that chickens EAT their own shit as well as shit from every other animal around.

He didn't believe me.

Oh the intelligence.

Posted by: Rebecca on October 24, 2005 08:30 PM

Who says Allah is God?

Posted by: ScottG on October 24, 2005 08:57 PM

Ok, I'm all for not offending people.

Bullshit. Pop always said fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. Some people NEED to be offended.

Posted by: Larry on October 25, 2005 12:19 PM

God made all creatures, and keeps them fed, and they are also fair game to be eaten. I'll have to look up the exact passage later, but the Old ways of not eating pork and the like are out the door to the Christian.

Posted by: LC Corey on October 26, 2005 08:38 AM

1. Allah is NOT God. It is A god.
2. This is part and parcel of the Islamofacist way to slowly install Sharia over everyone else.

People need to wake the hell up. We are fighting WWIII with these people and pandering to them is simply furthering their pathetic cause and giving them hope that they can subject the world to the worship of their "religion of peace". Religion of peace my ass.

Posted by: Eric on October 28, 2005 10:53 AM
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