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September 25, 2008

British Dhimmitude for Corpses

In Britainistan, even corpses get discriminated against for not being Muslim:

The family of a 75-year-old man have been refused permission to bury him on a Saturday because he is not a Muslim.
Harold Lemaire died last week and his family wanted the service to be held this Saturday to make it easier for far-flung relatives to attend.
But their plans were scuppered after the council said only Muslim and Jewish funerals are allowed on weekends and bank holidays.

The reasoning is that Muslim and Jewish traditions require corpses to be buried right away, whereas the rest of us can be left around to rot for awhile. Odd that Jews get privileged treatment too…

But as Jews cannot bury their dead on the Sabbath — from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday — it means that effectively only Muslims can use the service.

Lemaire' stepdaughter Jean Maltby complained that this is yet "another case of political correctness gone mad." Then she proved her point by feeling obligated to assure the public she's "not a racist."

On tips from Refuter of Liberal Vermin and Burning Hot; hat tip: Report on Arrakis.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 25, 2008 9:20 AM

Comments

To be fair, even the Muslims said this was outrageous and unacceptable.

Posted by: Obnoxio The Clown at September 25, 2008 9:30 AM

I have not yet figured out exactly when the Mohammedan faith became a race...

Posted by: Frank at September 25, 2008 11:12 AM

If you bury a pig in a Muslim cemetery does that mean they all go to hell?

Posted by: Anonymous at September 25, 2008 11:58 AM

When will KING ARTHUR return to drive the muslim thugs out of england forever?

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at September 25, 2008 1:04 PM

I have a broader question: why does the state have a law forbidding funerals on weekends and bank holidays (i.e., legal holidays)? How does such a law advance public policy, exactly?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at September 25, 2008 3:51 PM

People !!!!!!
First, please, I apologise for shouting. Now...

You must NEVER, NEVER, EVER....use the phrase "Political Correctness gone mad".

It just plays STRAIGHT INTO the hands of the "politically-correct" fascist Gramsco-MarxiaNazis. For what you do, if you say it, is imply, even tangentially, that "political correctness" has (some) reason inherent in it for good, in the spirit of goodness and humanity, on its side.

You are saying that it is basically sane, but can be "overdone".

It must NOT even be QUOTED as being said by some poor miserable down-trodden slave, who has been shafted by the fascist scumbags such as these non-burial-bureucrats here.

Political-correctness is entirely sane, all the time, 24/7, and it astonishingly and fundamentally evil, and knows what it is doing, and the people who use it believe in it utterly. There is no difference between an atom of PC and a trillion tons. the evil of both, at all times and everywhere, is intolerably infinite and we must NOT say that it encompasses the possibility of being right, in that it could "go mad" if "over-applied".

We in the UK, bloggers and others fighting, have such terrible terrible trouble, all the time, with this phrase. We are trying to get it stamped out, so please please help us! PC IS the enemy, it can't go "mad, for it is unstitutionally evil and therefore is directed.

Posted by: David Davis at September 26, 2008 4:06 AM

Point taken, DAVID.

Posted by: KHarn at September 26, 2008 2:36 PM