Oxford U. Press Warns That Writing About Bacon Could Offend Muslims … And Jews

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he world’s largest university press has told its authors to refrain from using the word pork, pig, or “anything else which could be perceived as pork” in order to avoid offending Muslims or Jews.

The new policy, adopted by Oxford University Press, came out during a discussion of free speech on BBC’s Radio 4 Today, held in the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris last week, as reported by the International Business Times.

“I’ve got a letter here that was sent out by OUP [Oxford University Press] to an author doing something for young people,” Jim Naughtie, the program’s host said.
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