Wednesday, October 26, 2005

And This Little Piggy Was Banned

Piggy banks have been banned by Halifax and NatWest Banks in England to avoid offending Muslim customers. Pigs are seen as impure animals by the Muslims, but I have trouble seeing the connection between a real, impure pig and a ceramic one with a slot on its back for coins. If any Muslim kids who have problems accepting the coins out of their impure piggy bank, should email me and then send me the piggy back and it's contents for proper disposal.

"This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers" said Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques. Other English Muslims are not so keen on the idea banning of piggy banks. Khalid Mahmoud, the Labour MP for a Birmingham is one of them. "We live in a multicultural society and the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another," said Khalid.

All your pig idols are belong to us
This follows the ban on Piglet and you can expect more changes in England as to not offend Muslims such as:
1) Arnold, the pig on Green Acres will no longer talk and will be edited out of reruns. He'll be replaced by a yodeling Snipe.
2) Charlotte's Web will need to be rewritten(right)
3) The Three Pigs are now The Three Mullahs
4) Anyone caught calling their kid's toes "piggies going to the market" will be whipped...all the way home.
5) Ms. Piggy is gone, Falafel the Bear is Kermit's new love. (hat tip - Scott)
6) In the remake of the movie Deliverance: Ned Beatty is forced to "squeal like a camel"(hat tip - Scott)
7) Pig-Pen from Peanuts has been stoned to death for having an impure name and being really dirty.

Other Links
Incoherant Ramblings has a t-shirt idea sure to also be outlawed
Mr. M has a good question
(linked on otb)