Monday, October 24, 2005

Are piggy banks a threat to Islam?

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.

Salim Mulla, secretary of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, backed the bank move.

“This is a sensitive issue and I think the banks are simply being courteous to their customers,” he said.

It should be noted that observant Jews do not eat pork and religious Hindus do not eat meat of any kind. To my knowledge, neither have ever petitioned to have images of pigs or cows removed from the public eye.
Hat tip: Charles at LGF

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