Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu is offensive

Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive

I bet the pigs think so too.

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.

I'm sure the Mexicans would appreciate that.

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