I Want My Piggy Bank!

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    Please God. Make it stop.

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    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.

    However, the move brought accusations of political correctness gone mad from critics.

    "The next thing we will be banning Christmas trees and cribs and the logical result of that process is a bland uniformity," the Dean of Blackburn, Reverend Christopher Armstrong, said.

    "We should learn to celebrate our difference, not be fearful of them."

    Khalid Mahmoud, the Labour MP for a Birmingham seat and one of four Muslim MPs in Britain, also criticised the piggy-bank ban.
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    "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."

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Piggy-banks-offend-UK-Muslims/2005/10/24/1130006056771.html
     
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    Only if it's 'them' that can bring up the differences, which we should be 'celebrating', not the other way around. In that case, we are just imposing our prejudices onto them. That's how it works.
     
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    Well, this is an unprecedented event, I actually fully agree with the both of you.

    This cancelling of the piggybanks is just complete bollocks. The British seem to have more problems with influential Muslim groups lately, they seem to be changing all kinds of things to appease the Muslim masses in the London streets. Makes you wonder why though...to be able to continue the operations in Iraq, and keep the Muslims at home happy enough they won't bomb the subways no more...? Whatsup with that?

    No matter how insane it is to do this stuff - I mean, whatever, if you don't like a chalcerous piggybank because you're a Muslim, then buy a donkey for all I care. What's next, some environmentalists that feel offended by the donkeybank, and want a happy pink tree or something? I know, let's make it an utterly formless blob, and be done with it once and for all! :dance:
     
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    Okay, here's a pool for us..

    What date will the Muslim community or the ACLU demand Pork of any type be removed from the stores in the USA?

    The winner takes home the Bacon. :eek:
     
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    The Muslims and the ACLU can have my bacon, ham, and barbeque when the pry it from my COLD, DEAD HANDS!!!
     
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    :teeth: Same here! :teeth:
     
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    hey dude can you use this stuff like a cross, holy water and garlic? you know and then when they are weak drive a frozen hot link through their
    heart?
     
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    Nah, I have the deluxe kit that comes with the CD, "101 Racial Slurs to Know and Love." It also features all Warner Bros. cartoons featuring Porky the Pig.
     

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