Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” beheaded a priest in France. A Muslim blew himself up in a cafe in Ansbach, Germany. A Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” murdered fifteen people in a shooting spree in Munich. A Muslim stabbed a woman and her three daughters in France. A Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” injured 18 people with an axe in Germany.
All that is just in the past week, and there have been more jihad attacks during that span as well. But what has the shattered, staggering, dhimmi UK in an uproar is not any of that, or the boasts of imminent conquest of the UK. No, what has the UK in an uproar is that a cartoon character stepped on a page of the Qur’an.
“Fireman Sam embroiled in Islamophobia row after character ‘treads on Koran page,'” by Mark Chandler, Evening Standard, July 27, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
An episode of children’s programme Fireman Sam in which a character appears to tread on a page from the Koran has been withdrawn over accusations of Islamophobia.
In a show called Troubled Waters, Elvis the firefighter slips on some pieces of paper while carrying a tray of hot drinks.
One of the sheets flies past the screen and seems to be a page from Islam’s holy book, dealing with punishments for non-believers.
Miqdaad Versi, from the Muslim Council of Britain, tweeted: “Have no idea what went through the producers’ minds when they thought this was a good idea #baffled.”
Twitter user BirdsOfJannah wrote: “Islamophobia in @FiremanSamUK? Why are there Quran pages on the floor & flying over the place?”
Another wrote: “Children’s program Fireman Sam stepping on the Quran. SHAME on this program for promoting hatred against Muslims!”
How is accidentally stepping on a Qur’an page “promoting hatred against Muslims”? The next time you hear that someone is “promoting hatred against Muslims,” remember how low the bar is for doing so. Other than abject surrender, it’s hard to do anything vis-a-vis Islam and jihad without being accused of “promoting hatred against Muslims.”
The episode has now been withdrawn from Channel 5’s streaming site and producers HIT Entertainment apologised “unreservedly” to viewers.
The company, which produces shows including Bob the Builder, Pingu and Thomas the Tank Engine, added that it had cut ties with the animation studio involved with the episode.
A spokeswoman said: “It has been brought to our attention that in an episode of Fireman Sam (Series 9, Episode 7), an image of the Koran is briefly depicted.
“The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error. We sincerely apologise for any distress or offence it may have caused.
“We will no longer be working with the animation studio responsible for this mistake. In addition, we are taking immediate action to remove this episode from circulation and we are reviewing our content production procedures to ensure this never happens again.
“Again, we apologise unreservedly to our viewers.”…