Swine Mexican Flu!

The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, according to an Israeli health official.

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 Monday at a hospital in central Israel.
As a member of a predominantly Hispanic family, allow me to go on record here by saying we, as a group (that is, Mexicans, not just my relatives) have enough problems without being branded as carriers of disease and source of a global pandemic. Just sayin'.

So, with all due respect, Mr. Litzman, please shut the fuck up.

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