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    'Three Little Pigs' Causing "Grave Offense" to Moslems

    UK Culture notes. (!)


    Three little pigs 'could offend builders, Muslims'

    Telegraph 24/01/2008

    A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a government quango in case it offends Muslims.:

    The digital remake of the children's classic was criticised by Becta, the education technology agency, because "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".

    Officials also attacked the story - called The Three Little Cowboy Builders - for stereotyping the building trade.

    A digital version of the children's tale Three Little Pigs has been rejected by Becta because it 'raises cultural issues'

    The comments were condemned by the computer program's creator as "a slap in the face".

    It is the latest in a string of bans slapped on seemingly innocuous children's stories and nursery rhymes.

    In the past, Baa Baa Black Sheep has become Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep to satisfy race relations, the Seven Dwarfs have been axed from Snow White to avoid offending the vertically challenged and the ending of Humpty Dumpty has been censored for fear of upsetting sensitive children.

    The latest controversy was sparked during an awards ceremony designed to honour the best educational stories, programmes and teaching aids for children.

    Dozens of companies submitted entries to the annual BETT awards, led by Becta, which heaped praise on a robot with 67 different manoeuvres, a computer program which allows children to recreate Jackson Pollock paintings and a game helping pupils to learn French.

    But Newcastle-based publishers Shoo Fly were shocked when judges told them that their interactive 3D book was unsuitable for children.

    In a feedback form, Becta told the company: "Judges would not recommend this product to the Muslim community in particular."

    They also said that the subject was "questionable for certain groups within the UK" and that "only an exceedingly creative teacher could find this innovative".

    The story for primary school pupils replaces pigs with "cowboy builders" as part of a light-hearted tale designed to spark interest in reading and design technology skills.

    Young children are encouraged to read the story and create their own versions using the software.

    But its authors were also told that it portrays the building industry in a bad light.

    Judges said "retelling a story" was acceptable, but it "should not alienate parts of the workforce", adding that builders should be "positive" role models for young children.

    "Is it true that all builders are cowboys, builders get their work blown down, and builders are like pigs?" the judges asked.

    Anne Curtis, the founder of Shoo Fly, which won a prize at the prestigious Education Resource Awards for the story, said: "The feedback amounted to a verbal assault.
    "I feel these criticisms aim to close the minds of teachers and young people to some issues."
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    I can certainly think of many things which I would rather ban than these poor little piglets! .....

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    Thats a little ridiculous ...black sheep...there is nothing wrong with that. & the only other way I have ever heard it being used is "black sheep" of the family,never in my life have I heard it being used toward a black person,come on now we all know we have better words if we wanted,I'm not gonna get pissed & call some negro a black sheep ...
    & how many Muslim children are really going to watch any of that? I'd imagine the things they are taught & see would be worse than 3 little pigs.
    Tell the Muslims there whole existence offends me.
    "We've become a nation of strangers. There seems to be very little in common to bond us to our fellow Americans outside of our immediate families,some don't even have that to fall back on."

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    When I read that story on the BBC I literally checked my calender to see if it wasn't April Fools day (even though I write a daily diary and knew it couldn't be).
    A* I’m a dreadful reactionary, Mrs. Helena. I don’t like this progress one bit.
    H* Like Nana.
    A* Yes, like Nana. Does Nana have a prayer book?
    H* A big fat one.
    A* And are there prayers in it for various occurrences in life? Against storms? Against illness?
    H* Against temptation, against floods -
    A* But not against progress, I suppose?
    H* > I think not.
    A* That’s a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophia View Post
    When I read that story on the BBC I literally checked my calender to see if it wasn't April Fools day (even though I write a daily diary and knew it couldn't be).
    ha ha ! quick thinking - given all the BBC's little tricks! But no - it is we who are the fools in April - and also in the other 11 months.

    ---- bring on the revolution!!

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    i think the world( the PC parts any way) needs to HTFU and get real:
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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    sweet little pigs! -- the more I think of them, the more alien the muslims seem to become!!

    How can they ever adapt to our ways - how can they ever truely assimilate. What is Grimm to them --- let alone Grim ??eyes:

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    this reminds me of a joke article published a couple of months ago in a campus humour paper - they were saying that the student union, as part of its equality campaign, has banned all white foods from campus cafeterias (white bread, regular milk, white rice, etc.) because of their racist connotations and becasue their colour has historically given them an unfair advantage and the next step was to ban all foods not proud of their heritage (oreos, bananas, eggs, etc.)

    that was fake and thus kind of funny, this is real and deeply saddening

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl View Post
    A digital version of the children's tale Three Little Pigs has been rejected by Becta because it 'raises cultural issues'

    What 'issues' would those be,exactly?

    Muslims don't belong in this country,or any other country other than the one where their culture is the dominant and rightful example.

    I have issues with their culture trying to dictate to my culture what is acceptable and unacceptable.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Lyfing View Post
    Tell the Muslims there whole existence offends me.

    Very much in a agreement with you,Mrs.Lyfing.
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    The government is offensive against the muslims by doing this

    Why ? its always for the muslims, every time they ban something of their own culture it is because they do not want to offend the muslims, this is a act of fear, they fear the islamic religion and do not want to offend it, that’s why they are banning all kinds of things, but by banning things for the islamic religion they do what they say to be against, admitting that the islamic religion is dangerous and violent.

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