Thursday, July 28, 2016



Cartoonists thought a Koran page was just scribble

Understandable

The makers of Fireman Sam have 'apologised unreservedly' after an episode showed a character standing on a page of the Koran.

Eagled-eyed viewers claim the episode 'Troubled Waters' of the children's television classic is Islamophobic because it showed bumbling character 'Elvis' disrespecting the Muslim holy book.

Channel 5, which aired the episode last month, has removed it from its online catch-up service. 

The scene begins when Elvis takes a tumble holding a tray of tea when he slides on a piece of paper on the floor.

Pages of scripture then fly up into the air as they, and the character, come crashing to the floor.

Twitter users identified the pages as from the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

'The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error. We sincerely apologise for any distress or offense it may have caused.

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9 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

How about showing a picture of someone standing ona copy of ASSUALT ON REASON written by Mr Hot Air himself AL GORE

Anonymous said...

Did anyone ascertain that the script was indeed Arabic and a part of the Koran? It seems like a lot of trouble to go through for little to no gain. Just because someone apologizes does not mean the original assertion is true.


MDH

Anonymous said...

It's enough even to seem to imply "insulting" Islam - for the religion of peace to release the dogs of war.

Anonymous said...

Islam is an insult, perhaps the ultimate insult. A religion that has not evolved in 1400 years,

Anonymous said...

" A religion that has not evolved in 1400 years,"

Islam is a conservative religion.

Anonymous said...

Islam is a mental virus that spreads in an analogous way to a biological parasite. It's the bubonic plague of the mind, and kills in a literal sense too.

Anonymous said...

8:05 said

" A religion that has not evolved in 1400 years,"

Islam is a conservative religion.



What a load of crap. It is a barbaric religion.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Koran just a scribble to be interpreted by radical Imams as they see fit? Well I'll F*****.

Anonymous said...

Aren't all so-called "holy books" (including the Bible canon) always being interpreted to suit the prejudices of the reader. There is no universally recognized authority to do it, despite the Pope or some Patriarch or Ayatollah, otherwise there would be no religious arguments and dissensions, and especially no "holy wars" and religious conflicts. This shows no divine power wrote them or inspired them, unless such divine powers were mischievous or quite ignorant of human nature!!