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

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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  • Hank_M

    I love the irony of this.

    The left, so enamored of silencing their critics with charges of insensitivity, racism, sexism,
    homophobia, etc., are now censoring themselves out of abject fear.

    Their dream of a utopian multicultural world isn’t quite working out as well as they had planned.

    Problem is, they can censor themselves all they want. It won’t do any good.

    • MartinLandauCalrissian

      It’ll do plenty “good.” Good to the terrorists, that is.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Oxford University Press must be supplying Duke with text books: “A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday, school officials said.

    Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be “moderately amplified,” officials said in a statement Tuesday.”
    http://www.wral.com/muslim-call-to-prayer-to-sound-at-duke-university/14353003/

    • jim_m

      You know it’s funny that universities are covering up Christian symbols so as not to offend. I can avoid being offended by the Christian symbols by avoiding the chapel. I can’t avoid your fascist call to prayer when you broadcast it across the campus. Keep your bloodthirsty, fascist religion to yourselves.

  • Retired military

    A bit off topic. I have a bet that Selma will win best picture at the Oscars.
    It is the most politically correct choice and the nominations for the major categories are already getting slammed for being too white.
    I havent seen any of the pictures nominated nor do I intend to. I would take the Hobbit over all the ones listed combined.

  • Walter_Cronanty

    Some more enlightenment from the religion of peace. I think this is Obama’s plan for Warner once Net Neutrality is the law of the land: “A Saudi Arabian blogger imprisoned for starting a liberal online forum to encourage discussion and debate in his country may not be able to withstand a second flogging this Friday, his wife says. Raif Badawi was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for “insulting Islam.”

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/saudi-blogger-sentenced-to-1000-lashes-may-not-withstand-2nd-round-of-flogging-says-wife/ar-AA8cSMm

  • Paul Hooson

    Hey, I’m a Jew who just loves pork….Any mention of banning pork or pigs…Well, that’s fightin’ words!

    • Walter_Cronanty

      I think that makes you as Islamophobe. or would it be anti-Semitic? Again, I have trouble keeping my outrages straight.

      • jim_m

        I prefer to think of it as an oinkophile.

      • Paul Hooson

        The funny thing is that Jews, like most other immigrants want to assimilate into mainstream American society and have adjusted so much of their customs and language to fit in, while still being proud of their ancestry. It, seems very unfair of some Muslims, but certainly not all, who expect larger society to be forced to conform to their customs. Pork is largely popular in the U.S. and Asia, and it only seems reasonable for persons living in either the U.S. or Asia to expect that pork is popular food. – I live in Portland, Oregon, and Asia is so important these days, that I often think of Japan, China, Korea and Vietnam as the next door states to Oregon…

        • jim_m

          I’ll be in porkland, er, Portland next week. I’m glad to hear that I will still be able to find bacon there.

          • Paul Hooson

            You should visit my club. I’m planning on having a new crew take it over and I’ll step back to being the old Jewish landlord and running an Ebay business with old vintage items.

          • jim_m

            Hmm. Probably not the place for a business lunch even if I knew the name.

          • Paul Hooson

            The Viewpoint at 8102 NE Killingsworth. Hopefully, the new crew is open by next week. If not just stop by my office and to see the property. The new crew are doing a $100,000 facelift on the club. I’m glad to just step aside and receive proceeds from this giant club, one of the biggest in Oregon. The “General Motors” of Portland nightclubs…

            What most attracted me to this business is that it used to gross $6.3 million a year back in the 1990’s, proving a potential to be a major business force. I managed some $9000 nights out of the club, myself…

          • Commander_Chico

            I hope to visit it someday. We should have a Wizbang convention there.

          • I’d like that. This is a strange place, and we disagree more often than we agree, but there’s a sense of community that I appreciate.

            Don’t get to the west coast much anymore, though…

          • jim_m

            we disagree more often than we agree
            I disagree with that on principle.

  • jim_m

    “Our materials are sold in nearly 200 countries”
    So rather than deal with each country individually you are imposing the most radical and fascist viewpoint on everyone.
    Thanks Oxford, for showing us why the British Empire is dead.

    • Paul Hooson

      Even the average policeman in the UK drives a Volvo these days. When a major country hardly even builds automobiles, then you know it’s a post-industrial society…

      • Walter_Cronanty

        Had a TR4 once. A blast to drive, a bitch to keep running.

        • Paul Hooson

          My brother had a paint business for a dealership that sold classic British cars, and our impression of many British cars wasn’t good. They were heavy in weight, but not always that good mechanically. It’s a shame. – I do like what BMW did with the Mini Cooper. Especially the newest ones are pretty good. I owned a 2006 convertible Mini, but the handling and gas mileage were both disappointing.

          • jim_m

            Old British cars are great. Just don’t get them wet because you’ll fry the electrics.

          • Paul Hooson

            I like their styling. A few, like the preFord Jaguars were precise machines. Others, like the Bond, were just plain odd. Strangely, those old V8 powered AMC Gremlins felt, handled and performed very similar to those classic Austin Healey sports cars. Both cars had a heavy, but powerful feel to them, much like a high-powered cast iron stove.

          • jim_m

            The Robin, like the Bond Bug was just downright dangerous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8

        • Commander_Chico

          I had an MG 1100. Quite rare now, but I saw two in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year.

          The throttle cable broke once and I had to practically remove the engine to replace it. It was also rusty as hell – I had a piece of plywood on the floor to keep me from falling through.

          • Walter_Cronanty

            I always thought that was a good looking car, but never drove one. A buddy had an MGB – two-seater convertible, don’t think it was the GT. Again, fun to drive but had to work on it constantly.
            I had a 57 Chevy wagon with holes in the floor. Small block V-8, two-speed powerglide automatic. It could go pretty good, but stopping and turning were another story. Easy to work on, though – you could pitch a tent under the hood.

      • jim_m

        Every British car company 8th owned by a foreign concern. Vauxhall is owned by GM, VW owns Bentley, BMW owns mini and rolls royce, jaguar and Aston Martin are owned by an Indian company, and I can’t remember who owns land Rover anymore.

        Technically, Britain still builds them, they just have people that have their act together designing them now.

        • Paul Hooson

          Mechanically, so many of the British cars were not very good. They were heavy in weight, but not really well built.

      • Well, with Lucas providing a lot of the parts, can you blame them? Oil pumps won’t, water pumps don’t, their bulbs project dark instead of light…

        Lucas components are built for the car enthusiast – who’d rather work on the car than be able to drive it.

        (Nah, I ain’t prejudiced – just drove an MG midget for a few months, which went through a couple of alternators and two oil pumps. The water pump actually worked fine, but then I only put on a couple thousand miles.)

  • LiberalNightmare

    In the mornings, when I am dressing after my shower, there is a brief moment when I am wearing my shirt, but nothing else. I call this “Porky Pigging”.

    Should I change that name in order to avoid offending the religion of perpetual outrage?

  • jim_m

    I think this paints the proper picture of the left and their leadership
    http://cdn.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/jesuischicken.jpg

  • Commander_Chico

    I suspect that this is limited to Oxford’s English language teaching materials going to Muslim countries, not everything they publish.

    • jim_m

      From the remarks from OUP it appears that they are trying not to make a distinction despite the differences across the different markets that they serve. They even note that this ruling applies to only their educational materials and not general academic publishing.

  • Commander_Chico

    This proves everything Warner’s been writing:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B7XFTFZIQAAXLvN.jpg:large

    • jim_m

      When did Hooson go on Hannity?

  • Commander_Chico
  • GarandFan

    Ummmm……………BACON!