Islamic leaders have slammed Peppa Pig saying it is corrupting the nation’s youth.
Head of the Australian National Imams Council, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, has urged Australian parents to embrace a Muslim alternative to children’s’ favourite Peppa Pig.
According to The Australian, Alsuleiman wants parents to support shows that teach Islamic principles, to prevent young children being corrupted by mainstream TV.
The council is backing One4Kids, a Sydney company producing kid’s shows with Islamic themes, including the upcoming Barakah Hills- pitched as alternative to British favourite Peppa Pig.
A fundraising campaign has been launched to fund Barakah Hills which tells the story of the Abdullah family, which lives in a predominantly Muslim population.
In a forum about Peppa Pig hosted on the One4Kids’ Zaky and friends Facebook page followers attacked the British program’s “moral values”.
“Peppa Pig is very rude,” one supporter posted.
“Please create a cartoon that teaches kids good moral values i.e. sharing, neighbour rights etc”
“No lying, no hitting, no shouting, getting dressed, obey parents, fasting.”
Some commenters on the page also said the show’s themes were “not good” for children and could be “teaching kids to be snobs”.
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