March 16, 2007

I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll...

...smite you in the name of Allah, you filthy infidel!

Via Jim Smith, this jewel: School Changes Name of Play to 'Three Little Puppies' to Avoid Offending Muslims

That's what one British school renamed the traditional Three Little Pigs story for a school play, so as not to offend Muslims in the community, London's Daily Mail reported.

Organizers of the children's musical theater performance changed the lyrics' character's names in a move some including Muslims are saying went too far.

"The vast majority of Muslims have no problem whatsoever with the Three Little Pigs. It's always been the traditional way of telling the story and I don't see why that should be changed," Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain told the Daily Mail, saying the name change was "bizarre."

Gill Goodswen, head teacher of Stile Common Junior School, defending the move.

She said: "We have to be sensitive if we want to be multicultural. It was felt it would be more responsible not to use the three little pigs." [...]

You have to figure that when the people you're expending great amounts of moronwaves not to offend think you're daft, you might just BE an idiot.

How about this, Ms. Goodswen--if we're going to be truly multicultural, we each allow the other racial or ethnic groups to have their own little stories and plays and junk without having to change the names to suit some perceived, potential grievance someone might have with it.

Otherwise, you just come off looking like a real dolt.

Because, Gill, for what it's worth, and as noted in a comment on the Daily Mail's website--most Muslims consider dogs as unclean, too. Some a little more than others.

Stupid twit.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at March 16, 2007 10:34 AM

Perhaps to be perfectly culturally sensitive, they could rename it "The Three Zionist Infidels and the Wolf of Allah Bringing Doom and Jihad Upon Their Carcasses."

I suppose they'd have to tweak the end of the story a little.

Posted by: skinnydan at March 16, 2007 11:17 AM

Well, sure--we can't have the wolf getting stuffed in a cookpot, can we!?

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 16, 2007 11:35 AM

Not if it was already used to cook pig or Zionist Infidel.

Posted by: skinnydan at March 16, 2007 12:11 PM

It's so hard to be inoffensive.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 16, 2007 12:22 PM

Times are tough all over, my friend.

Posted by: skinnydan at March 16, 2007 01:58 PM

On Playschool (On government station ABC-TV = bureaucrats) they sang Baa Baa White Sheep.

Do they know how offensively patronising this is?

Obviously not.

Posted by: kitchen hand at March 18, 2007 07:30 PM

If it were on here, they'r probably make them sing "Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep." And, of course, we couldn't sheer any of its wool, since that's as cruel as giving a human a haircut.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at March 19, 2007 07:57 AM