Muslims & Jews Offended By Swine Flu

Muslims & Jews Offended By Swine Flu April 29, 2009
4 28 09 Bearman Cartoon Porky Pig Swine Flu

No, I didn’t find this article on The Onion.

The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,” he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

But demeaning Mexicans is totally acceptable?


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