Galloping UK dhimmitude alert. You just can't make up this sort of thing. (But what's an "Asbo"?) "Car Park Sign Asbo 'A Joke' Says Pub Landlord," from the Scotsman, with thanks to plishman:
A man who was made subject to an Anti-Social Behaviour Order for putting up a sign saying "porking yard" in his pub car park, because it was offensive to Muslims, today described the court action as "a joke".
Leroy Trought, 42, was given a two-year Asbo at a hearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Magistrates ordered him to change the wording of the "porking yard" sign at The Swan With Two Necks in St Judes, Bristol, to "parking yard".
He was ordered not to display any signs that may be threatening, abusive or insulting at the pub, which is next to a Somali mosque....
But Mr Trought today said that imposing the Asbo was a joke.
He said the sign was intended to commemorate the large number of butchers' shops that used to be located in the area and he had never intended to cause any offence.
He said: "We ran a competition in the pub to think of a funny name for the car park and one of the customers came up with the name 'the porking yard'.
"I grew up in Bristol so I know that this area has traditionally had a lot of butchers. It was always known as 'pork alley' so 'the porking yard' just seemed to fit.
"There's a butcher across the street that has been here for more than 100 years. It's political correctness gone mad....
That it is, my good man.
Beat manager Adrian Williams, of Avon and Somerset Police, welcomed the Asbo.
He said he had received complaints about the sign from school teachers, community leaders and members of the Somali community.
He said: "We are very pleased that the order has been made following
complaints from the community.
"It shows that this kind of behaviour, which is provocative, will not be tolerated."
Will anything non-Islamic be long tolerated in Britain?