First Piglet, Now This By Damian Penny
Just when you think the situation in Britain can’t get any more ridiculous, you read something like this:
British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.
Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.
Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.
“This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers,” he said.
A Muslim Labour MP, Khalid Mahmoud, is quoted as saying, “the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another…I doubt many Muslims would be seriously offended by piggy banks.” Indeed, I have no doubt that this nonsense has come about not in response to some groundswell of outrage from British Muslims, but because of demands from that country’s increasingly vocal, perenially outraged Islamic radicals – and some “sensitive” Britons’ willingness to give in to their every demand, no matter how ridiculous.
Enjoy your sausages and bacon, my English friends, because they won’t be around much longer.
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