Three Pigs

I hate reporting on stupid stories like this, but they crop up with depressing regularity. A school in Huddersfield has changed the name of the play they were due to perform from The Three Little Pigs to The Three Little Puppies for fear of offending Muslims.

The story has made the Telegraph and The Mail and is accompanied by all the usual “political correctness gone mad” commentary.

The fact is, the vast majority of Muslims aren’t in the least bit offended by pigs in children’s stories. And the tiny minority that are fully deserve to be.

What with this and the Leeds Uni story below, maybe it’s time someone did a chemical analysis of Yorkshire water. There must be something in it.

UPDATE: The pigs are back. Kirklees council education spokesman Jim Dodds told BBC Radio Five live:

There is something barmy going on here and it has happened on my watch.

I can tell you now that the three little pigs will be back into the school musical festival.

The decision (to ban the pigs) was made by well-meaning people – it was the wrong decision, so let’s stick with the traditions.

Let’s hope we never have to hear one of these little pig stories again.

3 Responses to “Three Pigs”

  1. ZombieHunter says:

    it’s hypocrsy like this that fuels the BNP but at least common sense has prevailled and hopefully the brainless nai party haven’t benefited too much from this farce.

  2. Ian says:

    Strange but no one seems to have realised that puppies are Dogs and Dogs are clasified , under islam, as unclean just the same as pigs!

  3. Andrew J says:

    I heard of a story a few years ago of a woman somewhere in England who was somehow persuaded or forced to remove porcelain porcines from her window because Muslims were offended. How much of this was a Mail-type hype job I don’t know. It’s good to see Muslims fearing more from being isolated as nut jobs than from actually having to gaze on a representation of a pig, though. Perhaps in a hundred years they’ll integrate, if they’re not by then the dominant culture.