Monday, October 24, 2005

Oh d-d-Dear, Why Do They Hate Me So?

Banks in Britain have banned Piggy Banks for fear of offending Muslims:

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.

Oh yes, it's a very sensitive issue. Who can blame Muslims for being offended?

Can Porky Pig be far behind?

Ba-deep, Ba-deep, that's all folks!

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