Pigs to the Rescue

From the desk of Paul Belien on Wed, 2006-12-06 13:48

Two months ago when Muslims planned to build a mosque in Windsor, white hooligans decided they had had enough. They attacked Muslims in the streets and tried to burn down a milk factory owned by a local Muslim. Ye olde English fighting spirit. Despicable. Not very subtle, either. Typically Anglo-Saxon behaviour, as the French would say. From a people genetically infused with the extermination impulse, as Ralph Peters would argue.

Danish Vikings appear to be more sophisticated. On Sunday night, residents of a Copenhagen suburb protested against the construction of a mosque by drenching the building site with pigs’ blood. A video of the act – showing the men pouring a red liquid on the ground (and speaking in English so the whole world would understand) was released to the media anonymously. Muslims consider pigs to be unclean. Hence, they are not allowed to build a mosque on pig-infested soil.

Someone once suggested that the remains of Islamic suicide bombers should be buried together with pig entrails. That would deter them because they are convinced it would prevent them from entering heaven and enjoying the 72 virgins Allah promised to those who die for the faith.

Contemplating the Danish act, a series of questions spring to mind.

Would the construction of mosques really stop if the building sites are “polluted with pig”? Would it violate human rights if the Dutch were to offer would-be immigrants a dish of pork sausages which they have to eat before being allowed to settle in the country, instead of showing them pictures of topless women and kissing gays?

Is an indigenous European allowed to make pig noises when he meets an immigrant in Islamic dress on the bus? Nay, that would be offensive. But if it is, why is it offensive, while the wearing of the veil or the burqa is not supposed to be offensive to us? If people in free societies are allowed to dress as they like, are they not allowed to snort as they like either?

Is a farmer who calls his pig “Muhammad” a racist? If he is, Europe has already submitted to Islam – the religion that literally means “Submission.” If he is not, let’s make the pig our secret weapon, the symbol of European resistance, the statement that we will not, never, submit to pig-abhorring fanatics.

A year ago, when Winnie the Pooh books were banned in British kindergartens because Pooh Bear had a little friend called Piglet, some people launched the “Save Piglet” campaign. Europeans, however, need not save Piglet; Piglet will have to save them.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
- Sir Winston Churchill