Those readers of this blog who know me by now might expect that this latest rant might be about the story of Muslims burning Copts' (Christian) homes in Egypt. No, there is something more serious to rant about.
I'm referring to the withdrawal of pigs from toy stores to avoid offending Muslims and Jews. Now it's funny how up till now Jews have managed to not be offended but the Mulims...now that's another story.
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 to toy store Early Learning Centre (ELC) when she found the pig missing was told it had been removed for "religious reasons," British newspaper The Sun reported.
The mother, named only as Caroline, found there was no pig with the cow, sheep, chicken, horse and dog in the store's HappyLand Goosefeather Farm.
Caroline, who brought the toy for her daughter's first birthday, said the farm set still contained an empty sty and a button that made an oinking noise when pressed.
But after writing to ELC's customer services she got an email reply admitting the pig was removed in case it upset Muslim or Jewish parents.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/plastic-pig-banned-from-uk-toy-set-for-religious-reasons/story-e6frfku0-1225954697007#ixzz15TjiYsw5