“Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: ‘It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.'” No, sir. It is intolerance of people’s beliefs, or at least of their harmless taste for kitsch. Unless, I suppose, only Muslims are people.
From the UK’s Sun tabloid, with thanks to Tom:
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….
Councillor Mahbubur Rahman, a practising Muslim, backed the ban. He said: “It’s a tolerance of people’s beliefs.”