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I’m fine with Muslims not liking pigs; other religions don’t eat pork either, and that’s their choice. So long as they don’t impose their aversions on the general populace.

Why then are we so eager to please Muslims that we rush to remove anything that may offend?

Take the situation in dhimmi England, where the Early Learning Centre removed the pig from a farm set, Happy Land Goosefeather Farm, for "religious reasons":

A mother who complained to the ELC's customer services got an email reply "Previously the pig was part of the Goosefeather Farm. However due to customer feedback in some parts of the world…and religious reasons, this is no longer part of the farm."  

 The mother said: "This is political correctness gone loopy. Surely if someone has an issue with a toy, they don't buy it."
Alec Suttenwood, chairman of the Anti-Political Correctness group, said the ban was "ridiculous." He added: "Pigs are kept on farms - it is a fact of life."

The Company later retracted its decision, saying "We recognise that pigs are familiar farm animals - especially for our UK customers. We have taken the decision to reinstate the pig and to no longer sell the set in international markets where it might create an issue."  (source)
 

The Herald Sun reported:

TOY shop bosses removed a plastic pig from a children's toy farm set because they feared it would upset Muslim and Jewish parents.
A mother who complained… found there was no pig with the cow, sheep, chicken, horse and dog in the store's HappyLand Goosefeather Farm.

Both religions ban the eating of pork because they consider the pig an unclean animal. (source) 

While it’s true that both Judaism and Islam forbid pork, Jews don’t impose their customs on others. Muslims, on the other hand, insist we must learn about their customs and the pillars of their religion, when all we need to know is how Islam affects kaffirs.

 So what’s the situation in Australia?

I checked out the Australian Early Learning Centre online catalogue, and was pleased to see their farm animal set includes a pig: elctoys.com.au

So does their Cobblestone Farm Shop & Pets Corner: elctoys.com.au

Their Happyland Goosefeather Farm is advertised as including “Farmer Shepherd and his wife… a barn, tractor and trailer, sheep pen, pig sty, six animals and playmat.

Good to know we’re not as dhimmi as England. The catalogue even had a book with a picture of big pink pig on the cover:

Old MacDonald Had A Farm - Harper Collins
Part of the First Reading series. Aimed at children who are beginning to read, this title lets you join Old MacDonald on a day at the farm as he looks after his animals.

Even more heartening was the discovery of a range of books published in Melbourne, featuring friendly pigs, which aim to teach manners to young children: catalogue.nla.gov.au

Muslims could take a leaf from these books and learn to respect others – after all, we are always urged to respect them, so it’s time for a little reciprocity!

All this gives cause to hope we’re not going the way of Eurabia after all!

Still, we can’t afford to be complaisant, as Islam marches steadfastly onwards. I was reminded of this when reading Al Age:

FIVE piglets were stolen from Fraser and Carolyne Stewart's Melton farm on Melbourne Cup day, while another 12-week-old piglet was found stumbling around with a head injury, apparently caused by a hammer blow between the eyes.
It was just the latest in a string of worrying incidents since hundreds of people started moving into the new Arnold's Creek housing estate, which is being built hard up along two sides of the Stewarts' 20-hectare, free-range pig farm.
The conflict between metropolitan housing development and rural-zoned land is heating up as Melbourne expands ever outwards into the regions.
The trend has prompted the Victorian Farmers' Federation to make the ''right to farm'' a leading tenet of its lobby campaign…as new residents to fringe areas objected to the smells and noises coming from neighbouring paddocks. Farmers complained of higher council rates, the spread of weeds and having to justify their work practices.
…the Stewarts…have been trying for the past six months to sell their property and move to more hospitable land in the Macedon Ranges.
''The treatment and safety of our animals is our biggest concern,'' Mrs Stewart says. ''We want to expand, but that's going to bring a lot of conflict with the houses. We would be better off farming in another area.''
In the meantime, children from the estate regularly hop the electric fence to chase the livestock with sticks.
(source)

What worries me is what will happen to farmers like the Stewarts when Muslims move into areas where pig farming takes place.

In 2007 I wrote Banish Winterval Blues, about how Kuranda Seyit, director of the Forum of Australia’s Islamic Relations (FAIR) wants to change our culture:

''it's time for Australia to fall in line with the UK, where councils have renamed Christmas as 'Winterval' . Australia is now so diverse with so many cultures, we need to acknowledge the need to be inclusive of our identity.'' (source)

Apparently Birmingham in Britain renamed Christmas as ‘‘Winterval’, to make it ‘‘inclusive’’ for non-Christian immigrants. Luton cancelled its Christmas celebration, re-branding it as ‘‘Luminos’’. Sheffield calls its Christmas decorations ‘‘city lights’’.

Ludicrous to think we avoid using the word “Christmas” to show sensitivity to them, but Muslims who threatened suicide bombing in reaction to Salman Rushdie’s knighthood and called the Queen an “old crone” didn’t seem to care that these might offend our sensitivities. Still, I guess as infidels, we don’t deserve to be treated with humanity.

Luckily even Waleed Aly from the Islamic Council of Victoria, slammed the idea, saying, ‘‘Banishing the Christianity in Christmas is not multi-culturalism at all — it’s anti-culturalism’’.

Now it’s not often Wal and I are on the same page, but I have to agree with him here. Why is he being so reasonable? Maybe he’s worried that supporting Seyit will lead to a call by bold infidels to re-name the Noble Mohamed’s birthday, Ashura and Ramadam.

John Howard rightly observed ‘You don’t demonstrate tolerance towards minorities by apologising for your own heritage.’

Political correctness has gone mad. And for those who insist on it, surely they are being hypocritical if they don’t also insist that Islamic countries remove symbols of Islam lest it offend us. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. We must be able to celebrate with roast pork, turkey or goose with all the trimmings and drink some wine for Christmas cheer, without being seen as insensitive to minorities.

It’s time that Muslims started exhibiting sensitivity towards their fellow Australians. Maybe they could start by proposing scrapping the parts of the Qu’ran that call for Jihad - although, if they are scrapped, there will be precious little left – a bit like our Christmas if the PC brigade get their way!

Both Coles (www.coles.com.au) and Woolworths (www.woolworths.com.au) produce free magazines and both December issues make a prominent feature of Christmas. Woolworth’s Fresh Magazine features recipes for “How to cook the perfect ham, pork turkey and pudding”, includes a Christmas songbook, and is a supporter of Carols in the Domain. Coles magazine too is full of ham and pork recipes, ideas for Christmas decorations and adverts for alcohol. Yes, I know it makes good commercial sense, but it also reflects Aussies’ desire to celebrate with family and friends.

So let’s raise a glass for Freedom this Christmas. Enjoy all the excitement of the Festive Season, and let us never feel we must abandon our customs and our culture because it offends Islam.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 23:55  

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