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Oxford University Press Bows to Radical Muslims, Bans Mention of Pork and Pigs in Books

January 15, 2015 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Books, Britain, Censorship, Democrats/Leftists, Entertainment, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, PCism, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston, Western Civilization | Comments Off on


Oxford University Press Bows to Radical Muslims, Bans Mention of Pork and Pigs in Books

-By Warner Todd Huston

In yet another example of the west fecklessly abandoning its own principles to placate murderous Muslim extremists, England’s Oxford University Press, one of the largest publishers of educational material in the world, has decided to force writers to stop mentioning pigs and pork in their work to “avoid offending Muslims.”

The publisher recently sent a memo to its authors warning them to avoid mentioning pigs or “anything else which could be perceived as pork” to avoid offending Muslims. They also threw in “Jews” to make it look like they are trying to be sensitive to Jews, too. But since Jews have no history of murdering 12 newspaper employees for “offending” them, this is clearly just an attempt to squirm out of being tarred as Muslim apologists.

The news of this idiotic move was revealed on BBC’s Radio 4 earlier this week. The International Business Times’ Ewan Palmer reported the segment.

Presenter Jim Naughtie said: “I’ve got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people.

“Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.

“Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you’ve got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it’s just ludicrous. It is just a joke.”

Palmer also reported that an OUP spokesperson tried to spin his company out of the mess saying, “Our materials are sold in nearly 200 countries, and as such, and without compromising our commitment in any way, we encourage some authors of educational materials respectfully to consider cultural differences and sensitivities.”

But there is no spinning the publisher out of the fact that it is bowing to radical Islamists and is now trying to force writers to become sharia compliant in everything they do.

So much for the right of an artist to be true to his vision. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of the press! So much for our own western values.

This is just another sad example of foolish westerners PCing themselves into aiding Muslims in destroying our own culture.

No wonder the Islamists feel we are a weak, paper tiger. We haven’t given them any reason at all to curtail their murderous intent, on the contrary as a culture we’ve proved that all they have to do is persevere and they will win.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, Wizbang.com, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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