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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Critics Howling

Fox News

Critics are howling like big bad wolves in West Yorkshire, England, where administrators at a school putting on a children's play have changed its title from "The Three Little Pigs" to "The Three Little Puppies," in order to avoid offending Muslims.

A school official said: "We feared that some Muslim children wouldn't sing along to the words about pigs." But many Muslims say this is political correctness gone too far. An official of the Muslim Council of Britain calls the move "bizarre." He says that while Muslims don't eat pork, nothing says they cannot read stories about pigs. And he says misguided moves like this make Muslims misfits in society.


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