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Brits Ban “Three Little Pigs” Digital Book As Offensive to Muslims

You cannot make this stuff up.  From the Daily Mail:

’Three Little Pigs CD’ banned from Government-backed awards for offending Muslims and builders

A story based on The Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a Government-backed awards event because it might offend Muslims… and builders. The digital book, retelling the classic children’s tale, was criticised by judges who said “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.  They also claimed the award-winning CD-rom, entitled The Three Little Cowboy Builders, might “alienate parts of the workforce (building trade)”.

The “virtual” book is designed for use on computers and interactive whiteboards and aimed at primary school children.

Its publishers, Shoo-Fly, insist there is nothing offensive in it. But judges for the annual BETT awards, which recognise excellence in educational technology, claimed they had “concerns about the Asian community” and insisted “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”.

As a result, they “could not recommend this product to the Muslim community”. …

 

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