Monday, October 24, 2005

DEAR FRIENDS: Piglet is saved! (via Tammy Bruce).

UPDATE. It seems that the war of the pigs is not finished yet:
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.
Fortunately, there's some voices of sanity coming also from a Labour MP who is a Muslim:
"We live in a multicultural society and the traditions and symbols of one community should not be obliterated just to accommodate another," Mr Mahmoud said.

"I doubt many Muslims would be seriously offended by piggy banks."
UPDATE OCT 25. Reader Hale emails:
I have never heard any of my Jewish friends criticize piggy banks, and they don't eat pork for presumably the same reason! As a matter of fact, I feel they would think this whole idea is absurd and a little insulting!

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