Three little piggies win a reprieve

The Telegraph reports that organisers of a children’s performance have given the Three Little Pigs a reprieve after they were originally ditched from the show “for fear they may offend Muslims”.

The article appears to be lifted largely from yesterday’s Daily Mail which, unlike the Torygraph, did at least have the honesty to include a lengthy quote from Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra of the MCB, who described the original ban as “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.”