would you prefer Hispanic pig flu ??

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    Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive
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    JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

    Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

    Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and forbid the eating of pork products.

    Scientists are unsure where the new swine flu virus originally emerged, though it was identifed first in the United States. They say there is nothing about the virus that makes it "Mexican" and worry such a label would be stigmatizing.

    The Associated Press: Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive


    Mexico complains to Israel about Litzman's new name for swine flu


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    Mexico on Tuesday launched an official complaint to Israel regarding Deputy Health Minister Ya'acov Litzman's suggestion to call swine flu "Mexican flu" in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork.

    Mexico's Ambassador to Israel Frederico Salas complained to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem that the name Mexican influenza was bothersome and worrying.

    The Foreign Ministry stressed that Israel had no intention of changing the name of the virus and emphasized the friendly ties between Israel and Mexico.

    During a press conference Monday, Litzman said the reference to pigs was offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu."


    Mexico complains to Israel about Litzman's new name for swine flu | Israel | Jerusalem Post
     
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    For crying out loud! People really need to get over this whole PC shit. The flu is passed from pigs to humans; it's a fucking swine flu. Get over the name.
     
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    I always pray to Allah before I consume pork products.
     
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    thats mighty white of you
     
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    Yep.


    CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)
     
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    sheeeesh, Israel should be embarrassed to have this guy in a high position
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    I find it offensive that Jews consider themselves the "chosen people".

    So we are even.
     
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    The funny thing here is that "Mexican flu" sounds less PC than "swine flu."

    That makes no sense to me. I thought they just weren't allowed to eat the things; I didn't know that talking or even hearing about them was taboo.
     
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    Sometimes I have some fun with a Muslim friend of mine by watching him flog himself each time I say "ham and cheese sandwich".

    :lol::lol::lol: Good times!!! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    The word handed down from Homeland Security is to call it Mexican Flu because muslims are offended.

    I guess they figure it's ok to offend the Mexican's. LOL
     

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