Fireman Sam will not face investigation over character ‘stepping on Qur’an’

“We studied a recording of the programme in the highest possible resolution. We found that the page did appear to contain Arabic text, but its contents could not have been deciphered, nor recognised as being from a given text.”

In episode seven, series nine of the popular children’s animation, a character carrying a tray of hot drinks slips after tripping on some paper on the floor of the fire station. Several sheets fly into the air, one of which appears to be covered with Arabic script.

Channel 5 subsequently removed the episode from its streaming service and HIT Entertainment, which produced the show, apologised “unreservedly” to viewers and said it had cut ties with the animation studio responsible.

While the number of complaints to Ofcom were high at 170, the BBC received more than 1,000 about the show despite not airing it.

So people will lose their jobs to appease the death cultists just the same… some justice.

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  • Millie_Woods

    And this year’s award for ‘Excellence In Groveling’ in the field of children’s animation goes to…..

  • Clink9

    Some are letting a cult afraid of cartoons, beat them into submission.

  • Martin B

    “We found that the page did appear to contain Arabic text, but its contents could not have been deciphered, nor recognized as being from a given text”

    So since it couldn’t be proven that the page was from the Koran, the animators will only lose their jobs to appease the Muzz.

    If the page had been from the Koran, the animators would have lost their heads to appease the Muzz.

    • Exile1981

      Except that most animation outsourcing companies are in india. So the animators who slipped this in are likely looking across the border at the pakistanis and discretly commenting.

  • B__2

    Channel 5 is not worried about the 1000 people complaining about the animation, nor the 170 people complaining to Ofcom, they’re worried about the 1 person who decides the channel is blaspheming islam and who decides to exact the islamic penalty on those who blaspheme: death.