Judges reject ‘offensive’ book to Muslims

A story based on the Three Little Pigs was turned down from a government agency’s annual awards over fears that it could be offensive Muslims. Judges rejected the digital book stating that “the use of pigs raises cultural issues”. Becta, the government’s educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual schools award. The book’s creative director, Anne Curtis, said that the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was “like a slap in the face”. The CD-Rom digital version of the traditional story of the three little pigs, called Three Little Cowboy Builders, is aimed at primary school children.