Extremist Political-correctness.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ps104_33, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

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    Muslims win toy pigs ban

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    NOVELTY pig calendars and toys have been banned from a council office — in case they offend Muslim staff.
    Workers in the benefits department at Dudley Council, West Midlands, were told to remove or cover up all pig-related items, including toys, porcelain figures, calendars and even a tissue box featuring Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
    Bosses acted after a Muslim complained about pig-shaped stress relievers delivered to the council in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Ramadan.
    Muslims are barred from eating pork in the Koran and consider pigs unclean.
    Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: “It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”

    (This article is from "The Sun" Cant give the URL due to the explicit advertisement.)


    AND THIS ONE!

    Piggy banks 'offend UK Muslims'


    British banks are banning piggy banks because they may offend some Muslims.
    Halifax and NatWest banks have led the move to scrap the time-honoured symbol of saving from being given to children or used in their advertising, the Daily Express/Daily Star group reports here.
    Muslims do not eat pork, as Islamic culture deems the pig to be an impure animal.





    http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Piggy-banks-offend-UK-Muslims/2005/10/24/1130006056771.html

    How much more of this Islamic political correctness can we take?
     
  2. Hope of Glory

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    So, can we get profanities banned, particularly "GD", to "protect peoples' beliefs"?
     
  3. Andre

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    We probably need to treat these acts of banning differently, depending on whether the agency doing the banning is a private company or a government agency. I would think that it is entirely within the rights of a private company to implement whatever constraints it wants on the "free speech" rights of its employees. When I work for company X I do not lose my right of free speech. I can loudly pronounce "company X sucks" to a group of prospective clients.

    If I am not engaging in slander, then I have broken no law. I can, of course, be legally fired by my employer. Same deal with the "pigs". If the company bans any novelty "pig" stuff, I can fill my office with pigs and still not break any law. Again, the company can fire me for that.

    With a government office, things are not so clear. One could argue that, in its role as a government agency, the right to freely display "pigs" should be preserved. On the other hand, it is perfectly legal (where I live in Ontario) for women to go topless. Should government offices restrict women from exercizing that right at work just because it offends some people? I am not sure.
     
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    The example given was a government office.

    I agree that a private company should be able to set up any rules for employment they deem fit. (They're not; they have to meet racial quotas, etc.)

    However, with the government office, it's "Free Speech!" until that free speech offends a politically protected group.

    It's "separation of church and state!" until it comes to a politically protected religion.

    Etc. Etc. Etc.
     
  5. Andre

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    There were 2 examples - one was about banks - private insitutions.

    Should women who are legally entitled to be topless be allowed to exercize that right as employees in a government office? If not, on what basis? I would think that if pigs should not be banned simply because they are offensive to Muslims, bare breats should not be banned because they are offensive to Muslims or Christians or whoever....
     
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    It's all so very ridiculous and will end up being the demise of the free world as we all have known it. They no longer have a foot hold. Satan's religion now has a strong hold.
     
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    Amen Sister.
     
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    When was the last time we were a "free world"?


    Good, then God's time is getting closer... It has to get worse BEFORE it gets better.


    Jamie
     
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    An outright ban all pig memorbilia is quite ridiculous, however, did anyone else read why someone complained. A pig toy is one thing, handing out "pig stress relievers" to staff before the Islamic festival of Ramadan is another. Honestly, no matter how much stress they were under they could have chosen any other shaped stress reliever than a pig. Sheesh, it's not like relations between muslims and "others" in this country are not bad enough already. Why do something to purposefully offend another? People need to learn when they do something stupid to assert their beliefs or annoyance with others, there are going to be consequences, whether they are right or wrong. It's like anywhere else. Some people can end up ruining things for everyone else.
     
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    Who said this was done for that reason?
     
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    From the OP:

     
  12. Hope of Glory

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    I have a radical solution:

    Simply refuse the gift.
     
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    :laugh: I have come to the conclusion that common sense is not neccessary for most government/administrative positions. Radical indeed, Hope....:laugh:
     
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    http://www.nisnews.nl/public/270407_1.htm
     
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    This describes an act at a certain time but does not indicate motive.
     
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    As an Arkansan, I must now say "WOOOOOOO PIG SOOOOOIE!"
     
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    Motive has nothing to do with it. The person who complained saw pig shaped stress relievers delivered to employees in the run-up to Ramadan. The only thing taken into account is how awkward this looks and how offended people were. It is a classic example, right or wrong, of how the stupidity of some results in lesser for all. Common sense is a gift the good Lord did not see fit to bestow on all of mankind.
     
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    Well then that is ridiculous. People are hypersensative and need to grow up.
     
  19. Hope of Glory

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    I have an acquaintance who is an atheist.

    He doesn't have a problem with Bible classes in school.

    He never had a problem opting out of them.

    He should serve as an example of "common sense", at least in this respect.
     
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    If you notice I said that from the start. It is ridiculous. Funny thing is people say the same thing about us every time one Christian group or another takes issue with the most insignificant things. Case in point the big Proctor and Gamble boycott of the late 80's early 90's. There are many more that can be listed. Unfortunately muslims do not own the market on hypersensitivety. That onus is on all societal groups. We are all offended by something.
     

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