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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

When did British start meaning retarded?

I was gonna report it, but Nadz beat me to it: In Britian, the Dudley council (in a Tory area nonetheless) has banned all all work pictures and knick-knacks of novelty pigs and "pig-related items" because a muslim employee complained that she found it to be offensive. Among the items : A Piglet (from winnie the Pooh) Box tissue. Yes, people, Piglet is Haram. It's part of the super-conspiracy to make muslims like pork, or something. And the forces of "educated tolerance" and "cultural understanding" of course went right ahead and followed through without thinking on the piglet ban: A Headteacher in Yorkshire has banned books containing stories about pigs from the classroom in case they offend Muslim children.Guess they won't be reading the story of the three piggies and the Big Bad Wolf anytime soon. And if that's not enough, this stupid moron called Chris Doyle, who is the director of something called "the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding" is asking that the English flag be changed, because it's an "insensitive reminder" of the crusades. Doyle added that it was now time for England to find a new flag and a patron saint who is "not associated with our bloody past and one we can all identify with." Ok, let me be the first to say this to you England: Don't you fuckin dare change a thing. I am sorry, but this is bullshit. Imagine if someone sued muslims because the word "Jihad" or Allahu Akbar" offended them? Imagine if someone sued Turkey (which is secular mind you) for using the symbol of the cresecent on their flag, which brings also a bloody reminder of the Islmaic expansion wars, which i am sure not everyone back then was happy with. Would you support that? And does that mean no one can use the crescent again out of fear of being associated with it? Are we becoming this retarded? And I am sorry, but piglet offends muslims? Piglet? Pictures of Pigs? Since when? I have yet to meet a single muslim in Egypt who thinks a picture a pig is offensive. Au contraire. Egyptian muslims love pigs. That's their favorite nickname for the Jews, and on a good day, sometimes even the christians. But maybe that's the key to all this: British people need to start suing back. Women groups should start suing the Hijab and Niqab, cause i am sure it offends them. Victims of terrorist attacks by islamists should start suing Mosques that even mention the word "Jihad". Customers should sue Burger King to bring back that ice cream that had an inscription that in some way resembled the word "Allah" and then go buy it and eat it in front of the house of the dude who got BK to ban it in the first place. Hell, and the students who go to the same school with that Moron who insisted that going to school wearing the school Uniform instead of the Shiraz Qamiss violates her religious rights should sue the school for the right of wearing whatever the hell they liked or even going there naked. After all, they could decide to convert to the Nudadistic religion, which was founded by Egypt's own Big Pharaoh. My point is simple: Live and let live. You get offended by unislamic things, move to an islamic country. You want to wear Shiraz Qamiss to school, go to Pakistan. The cross on the flag offends you, move to Israel or Saudi Arabia. You don't like the image of pigs on mugs, well, go to a therapist you freak. You have pig-issues, probably a Pig Phobia. Just don't use Islam and muslims as your excuse; they both get exploited enough as it is.


At 10/05/2005 03:20:00 AM, Anonymous brian whitaker said...

Interesting fact: St George was a Palestinian (see Wikipedia).
The cross of St George (red on a white background) is used as the English flag. It is also used in the flags of Georgia (former USSR) and Liguria in Italy. George on horseback also appears on Moscow's city coat of arms.
The question of using this cross to represent England is not just a matter of being sensitive towards Muslims. Britain is now overwhelmingly a secular country and it is perfectly sensible to ask whether we still need this sort of thing.

At 10/05/2005 04:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secular or no, Britain should NOT whitewash it's own fucking history. Why don't you all just convert now or just give up your lives to the Jihadis rather than watch as British culture dies bit by bit because you're too spineless to stand up for it.

Where is Churchill when you need him?

At 10/05/2005 08:19:00 AM, Blogger Highlander said...

For once I agree with you on this issue . This is preposterous . I will repeat again ...our 'dear' Muslim brothers hailing from the Indian subcontinent ( no racism intended please) are f***king things up for Islam ...they keep coming up with the weirdest of things....guess they have too much on their hands.. battling the meaningless issues and forgetting the real stuff ... I'm disgusted and disapointed, I've seen this too many times. But who gets prejudiced against after something like this ? guess who ? yes you guessed right those Arabs.

Ok end of rant.thanks for the space SM.

At 10/05/2005 08:49:00 AM, Blogger LouLou said...

Like Highlander I also agree with you for once SM. Doesn't happen very often:)

Since when is a picture of a pig offensive to Muslims anyway?Yes we're not supposed to eat pigs but where in the Qura'an does it say we can't look at pictures of pigs or give our kids cuddly little piglets for toys?What stupidity.

I mean they don't ban piglet toys or Winnie the Pooh here in UAE for heaven's sake. It's all over the place.Imagine banning it in Britain!

At 10/05/2005 03:52:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Actually, that cross thing is kind of ludicrous. There are two crosses I believe: the cross of St George and the Cross of St Andrew. they are actually representative of England and Scottland being merged together. Not really a damn thing to do with crusades accept that MANY nationalities took the cross of the hospitalers (that's actually the red and white cross of St George flag which was strictly about the hospitalers and not about England) inlcuding a number of Palestinians and other Christian Arabs.

Back to the flag of England. it's about England and Scotland, not crusades.

all of these things are just about the stupidest PC crap I've ever seen. I am damn glad I don't live in Britain and I swear, if anyone starts that bullhere, I'll be wearing pigs, crosses and anything else that annoys ignorant PC jack asses.

And, you all are right, because this does not increase tolerance, it just makes people roll their eyes and believe every stereo type and rant about Muslims.

don't these folks have bigger battles to fight? conversely, if this is the extent of "racism" that can be found and complained about, is there really any such legitimate claim?

At 10/05/2005 09:14:00 PM, Anonymous Peter-Australia said...

Kat, don't forget St Patrick cross that runs diagonially, something that my Irish ancestors had a major problem with, but this does not mean Britain should remove the Union Jack. It is part of the history of the country how is changing the flag going to do anything but make a few whingers feel better.
As for the issue of the crusades; I don't want to get into the rights or wrongs of the crusades but those who keep bringing it up should remember the invasion of Spain in 711 (hat tip to Sandmonkey) and the reason the started in the first place was supposedly to save Constantinoples from invaders(they would attack it themselves later but that is another issue).
We should be looking how to work together now not blame agression on something that happened hundreds of years ago. Otherwise we are just going to keep fighting forever.
Maybe I should go and attack Rome as my Celtic ancestors did? Can't let Caesar get away with what happened two thousand years ago.

At 10/05/2005 09:55:00 PM, Blogger Kat said...

Peter..thanks. i thought i was missing a cross in there somewhere.

And, strangely, it seems that there is way too much looking backwards in certain countries which I believe has precipitated our current crisis.

At 10/05/2005 11:54:00 PM, Anonymous tina said...

When I invite people into my home I do everything possible to make them comfortable and to feel at home. However, I don't expect them to begin moving the furniture around and complain about my dishes. When that starts to happen it's time to politely show them the door and say "party is over".

I think anyone who complains about such petty things should be given a pair of sunglasses and told they are have magic lenses that if you are a pure and true Muslim you will be unable to see (insert offending object here) and only an infidel would be able to see an offensive object through them. Maybe that would shut them up.

At 10/06/2005 12:00:00 AM, Anonymous tina said...

Highlander, don't worry about it, people are getting wise thanks to things like these blogs. They are starting to realize that you guys have whiney losers just like we have our whiney losers.

At 10/06/2005 01:08:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Sandmonkey I posted this at my blog and thanks for linking to Pharaoh's old and very relevant post. I was trying to find the link to it at my old entry on his post months ago but your link within your post saved me the trouble.
On an aside -
I just watched Real Sports on HBO with Bryant Gumbel about the racism in Europe. Britain has 2 great black players on their team and the entire crowd makes monkey noises every time they touch the ball at most of their matches throughout Europe. Additionally, the Neo Nazi groups regularly take a huge section of the stadium and scream racist obcenities throughout the matches.
What's happening is that Europe has no idea how to maintain a center like the US does. Thus, the PC idiots on the left are not dealing with any issue whatsoever that the right of center sees as legit and is thus building resentment and a worse and worse economy. This is leading to better and more recruiting for the far right fascists (Nationalist Front) parties.
This is a Tsunami building... and if I remember correctly it built like this in the 20's and was set off by the huge economic crash.

At 10/06/2005 01:08:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...


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At 10/06/2005 08:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eat this, don't eat that, wear this, don't wear that....

Argghh, to hell with it all. Too many religious laws practiced by over zealous idiots.


At 10/10/2005 09:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

women that wear bras and loose shirts offend my religion, but nobody is willing to go braless with a t-shirt to promote sensitivity towards my religion and culture.

At 11/03/2005 07:06:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not offending? you yourself were spitting at a teacher who said Egyptians are pigs - at least that's what you've said in your blog. hypocrite!

At 2/10/2006 03:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the english flag is a red cross on a white field ,and yes it is the flag of the crusades .The union jack is another flag .Originally it was the warflag of the britih navy .Now it stands for great britain , scotland ,wales ,northern ireland england ,gibraltar , the falklands and basra.Before the crusades the european armies didn't used flags .
They used standards ( sculptures on sticks). the use of flags is copied from the muslims in the cruades .Like the lions in the flag of richard the turt and the lion in the flag of flanders are copied from saladin.

At 2/19/2006 08:32:00 PM, Blogger islamisignorant said...


I cannot believe what is going on in the Muslim world over f-ing cartoons! I used to have tolerance for these people until this recent outcry! Do they realize how they are polarizing themselves??? Do they realize that they are losing even more respect for their f-ing religion founded by a warrior??? They are offended by an f-ing cartoon? Does the cartoon speak the truth? YES it does—are they oblivious???

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that most Muslims are not crazy idiots; however, the Muslim religion, more than any other religion, breeds more extremists than any other religion. I have Muslim friends and they do not agree with what is going on—I am no racist; just fed up with the current cartoon bullsh!t. Do they realize how stupid they look???

The Muslims actually are burning buildings and killing each other over cartoons??? Can anyone understand this bullsh!t??? I even read today that a Muslim cleric offered $1 million U.S. to kill the Danish cartoonist. I don’t have a passionate opinion about freedom of speech, but this bullsh!t will inflame—as it already has (Italian Minister wearing the Muslim fuc%-head-bomb-on-his-head t-shirt) the world to hate Muslims (remember, Muslims are those that dropped the World Trade Center) even more and further people to “offend” (oh, I am sorry!) the Islam nation. Do they realize how f-ing ironic this is? They kidnap and cut Westerner’s heads off, and then issue a death warrant against a cartoonist!

I watched the Nick Berg video—you people are idiots—you apparently are NOT diplomatic. You criticize the U.S. (Bush, who I really do not support) for not being diplomatic! Are you kidding me!?!?! Further, today the news stated that the turbanites are in an uproar because Danish people were threatening to burn the Koran! Are you so insecure with your religion that you need to kill people for burning your book? Wow! You’ve got a lot of work ahead of you—I just wiped my a$$ with it tonight—ran out of toilet paper—sorry—guess I have a death warrant out for me…however, it will be easy to see coming—I will be looking for a turban-wearing, cartoon-provoked, uneducated idiot.

Further, the Muslims are in uproar over a cartoon that states “Stop stop we have run out of virgins.” Oh no! You don’t expect the educated world to think it is ridiculous that Muslim’s think you get virgins for killing people? (I know this simplifies things but think about the message towel-heads are sending). AND, the Muslim signs are portraying—“God Bless Hitler;” what the F! These people never cease to amaze me!!! Are they retarded—I am thinking that the Arab race has a birth defect—down-syndrome. These damn idiots even are confused as to which country published the cartoons—saying “down with America,” and "Any friend of America is a traitor." The Danes published the article you morons, not the U.S.—Do I need to explain to you idiots that the Danes and Americans are not the same people? And then I read on Arabnews.com about how wrong it was to publish the cartoons, that “people do not have the right to stir up riots and racial hatred, encourage mass hysteria or heap abuse on religion.” Are they kidding us??? Maybe they do not watch the news or look outside—what the hell is happening in the Muslim world? One conclusion=they all are idiots/un-evolved apes (someday they will catch up...we should have sympathy for them—I guess we can’t blame them for their un-developed brains). In further demonstration of the apes’ undeveloped brains, the news today reported that Muslim cartoon protestors were throwing rocks at security forces who were trying to calm these idiots down; and that at least 50 people have died as a result of the protests. (I guess this can be considered a good thing—kill each other and eliminate the threat this ape-race is posing on the rest of the world). You should see the pictures of these apes protesting—they should be in a zoo—a lion is tamer than these idiots. Today, they burned 15 Christian churches in a “three-hour rampage.” Boy, I think I am going to be converted to the Muslim faith—they are such a peaceful, loving bunch…who do so much in trying to convert those of a different faith—oh, wait, they justify killing those of different faiths—I am sorry!

Hey, I do not agree with the war in Iraq, but if the f-ing Muslims want any compassion—which they now have lost, they should not get their turbans in a wad over a cartoon! Being a Christian myself, I was not offended by the cartoon character of Jesus Christ in the same article that characterized the terrorist himself—oh, I am sorry, I meant Mohammed—a.k.a. bastard child of warfare. Unlike Muslims—obviously—My religion is based on my own faith and convictions; the Muslim faith, on the other hand, is so easily offended, by a cartoon no less, that it proves that their religion is based on warrior/terrorist roots. If you want “civilized” society (obviously many Muslims are not part of that community) to support the Muslim community, then the majority of Muslims—which I do believe are rational—should speak out against these idiots who are making a mockery of their religion—I have not seen that happen. Muslims have a habit of saying “it is against our religion to kill civilians…however, any enemy to Islam is not a civilian—they can be killed”…Which, as the Muslims proclaim, Westerner’s—especially Americans, are not civilians, they are enemies to Islam… so, my 3-year old daughter is an enemy to Islam and I should fear for her death by a Muslim/maniac?.?.?

Hey, I am a realist; I understand the Christian religion has had its fair share of oppressing people and slaughtering thousands; but the year is 2006. Apparently the Muslim world lives in the tenth century. Maybe someday they will catch up to 2006—well, once they discover the wheel; not very optimistic they will after the cartoon anger! Apparently Arabs have not evolved as fast as the rest of humans; I guess we should try to have some patience with their ape-like behavior.


At 2/21/2006 09:15:00 PM, Anonymous sholva said...

Turbans are worn by Seikhs, dude.
And the rest of your statements are equally misinformed(e.g, mohammed was hardly a warrior; he was a goat herd ffs, and his parents were married). Suggest you pry open a (credable) book sometime and read a little to clear up the confusion you have.

At 6/05/2006 08:21:00 AM, Blogger quantum said...

winner -- best title award.


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