Is this a victory for sanity and common sense in shattered, staggering, dhimmi Britain? No. Ofcom won’t be investigating because “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.” So they can’t tell whether or not the character was actually stepping on a page of the Qur’an, because they can’t verify that it was a page of the Qur’an. The unspoken corollary, then, is that if they had been able to tell that it was a page of the Qur’an, the creators of Fireman Sam would have been punished.
Britain, as I have said many times, is finished.
“Fireman Sam ‘Koran stamp’ complaints ditched by watchdog,” by Bradley Jolly, Daily Star, September 12, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
THE creators of Fireman Sam won’t face punishment after Muslims forced an episode off air — as a character appeared to step on a Koran.
The makers of the Channel 5 children’s programme were blasted after one of Sam’s mates trod on what appeared to be a page from the Islamic holy book in an episode in June.
The broadcaster quickly pulled the episode from its online catch-up service after it was flooded with more than 170 complaints.
But today TV watchdog Ofcom said it could not confirm the book was the Koran.
It decided it will not investigate Fireman Sam’s producers and Channel 5 as a result.
A spokesman for Ofcom said: “We received a number of complaints about a character appearing to trip on a piece of paper that might have contained text from the Koran.
“After careful assessment, we won’t be investigating.
“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.”
HIT Entertainment, which produces the show, previously apologised “unreservedly” to viewers….