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Nick Barnfield and Sarah Cleaves were travelling with their autistic daughter
The couple began singing Peppa Pig theme tune to comfort the 15-month-old
Parents made snorting noises to imitate the popular cartoon character
A female Asian passenger allegedly complained their behaviour was racist
Couple claimed women felt noises insulted Muslim ban on eating pork
CCTV footage shows woman talking to driver and to the couple
Mr Barnfield claims driver told him to get off as 'it's not worth the hassle'
Bus company First was going to investigate the incident on September 8
Oxford University Press says they are avoiding mentioning pork and pigs in books to avoid offending Muslims and Jews, but Jews have never taken offense at such things — it was only in Saudi Arabia, for example, that censors covered over a pig character in a children’s book with a big black marker.
The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a television discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people.
"Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which could be perceived as pork.
"Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you've got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it’s just ludicrous. It is just a joke."
Muslim Labour MP Khalid Mahmood said: "I absolutely agree. That’s absolute utter nonsense. And when people go too far, that brings the whole discussion into disrepute."
The publishing rules have since been ridiculed amid doubts either Muslims or Jews would be offended by mention of farm animals in a children’s book.
Tory MP Philip Davies said: "How on earth can anyone find the word 'pig' or 'pork' offensive?
"No word is offensive. It is the context in which it is used that is offensive."
A spokesman for OUP said: "OUP's commitment to its mission of academic and educational excellence is absolute.
"Our materials are sold in nearly 200 countries, and as such, and without compromising our commitment in any way, we encourage some authors of educational materials respectfully to consider cultural differences and sensitivities."
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