Mark Steyn writes about some of the concessions the citizens of Britain are willing to make to avoid offending some of their Muslim brethren. One of the most outrageous involves the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. The council has banned all “pig-related items” in response to a complaint by a Muslim employee. The ban includes a box of tissues decorated with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet images. Naturally, they have a good reason for these actions. From the article:
Cllr Mahbubur Rahman is in favour of the blanket pig crackdown. “It is a good thing, it is a tolerance and acceptance of their beliefs and understanding,” he said.
So there you have it. In the name of “tolerance and understanding” one employee is allowed to impose the strictures of his religion on everyone else. That certainly doesn’t look like tolerance. It looks like someone being bullied.