There’s a happy ending to this story, I promise.
[O]rganisers of the Kirklees Primary Music Festival decided to change the script to be ‘sensitive’ to Muslims at a recent committee meeting.
Committee member Gill Goodswen, head teacher of Stile Common Junior School, defending the move.
She said: “We have to be sensitive if we want to be multi-cultural. It was felt it would be more responsible not to use the three little pigs.
“We feared that some Muslim children wouldn’t sing along to the words about pigs,’ she said.
And as promised, here’s the happy ending.
But Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra from the Muslim Council of Britain branded the move ‘bizarre’.
He said: “The vast majority of Muslims have no problem whatsoever with the Three Little Pigs. It’s always been the traditional way of telling the story and I don’t see why that should be changed.
“There’s an issue about the eating of pork, which is forbidden, but there is no prohibition about reading stories about pigs. This is an unnecessary step.”…
Mr Mogra said: “How far are we going to go? Are we going to change the seven dwarves because it’s discriminatory towards people who are physically less able? Where do you draw the line?
“Every time we get these stories Muslims are seen more and more as misfits. We have to accept there’s a predominant culture here.”
Exit question: When did the left become more sensitive to Islamophobia than, er, Muslims?