6.18.2006

Allah vs...Piglet?! Muslims Need To Get a Life

Turkey's War on Pooh

from Sploid

With tensions still high following this past winter's absurd cartoon riots, authorities in Turkey are going to extreme lengths to protect their countrymen from filthy cartoon pigs.

Though allegedly secular, the Turkish government's Islamic roots are impossible to ignore. In the latest effort to maintain the highest level of Muslim purity, the people in charge of the local TRT public television network have decided not to air "Winnie the Pooh" cartoon series.

What could possibly be so offensive about a cartoon so beloved by kids in the West? Is it Christopher Robin's sex change? No. All the nudity? No. It's the presence of Pooh's dear friend Piglet.

Muslims regard the pig as a filthy animal unfit for consumption. Apparently that ban now extends to visual consumption. Authorities initially considered simply airing Winnie the Pooh with Piglet's scenes cut out, but the unclean beast was too great a presence in Pooh's life.

Even though Pooh and Piglet are regularly seen on other TV stations in Turkey and their videos are easily available, the government refused to be party to the porcine smut peddling.

Employees at TRT have been complaining that the government has been exercising more and more control over the station's airwaves.

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