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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.

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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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  • You have a choice, either watch it or watch something else. No one is forced to watch anything on TV.

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  • Mmmm! My question is one of a cosmopolitan world! If any religion, race or culture visit or go to anyone’s country it is customary to treat it with respect, if the right ethics have been installed. If the Islamic culture want to practice this life style then I think a move to the Arabic countries maybe best! Just as an Australian person going to someone else’s country and trying to change their societies ideals by making them watch babe would be an outrage and in some countries may lead to death.
    The Australian broadcasting commission have strict regulations and policies under Australian laws as to what guidelines lines they have to live by!
    I think whom ever proposed the idea should bring rainbow bright back, re runs of astro boy, the gummy bears! There is no need to push another culture onto someone! Morals and ethics are a major concern for the young and installing great qualities in them, not a religious or cultural argument that only manifests hatred and a contrast of a black and white world rather then the colourful world we are!

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  • Peppa is considered evil because she is a “Pig” and Islam considers pigs to be an unclean animal! Hence they don’t eat pork! The show is actually banned in most Arab countries and in the ones that show it.. Peppa is actually cut out! Go figure!!
    This is an outrage and another way of pushing the Islamic ideaology onto everyone else!! So sick of this!

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  • I think it’s up to the parents/caregivers to instil morals and values in their children. I do understand that children can be influenced and learn from tv/books/technology but in a world where there is already so much hate and division right now I think it’s important for kids to be kids and enjoy kid shows.My kids all loved and love watching Peppa pig and guess what, they are well behaved ( most of the time) and respectful.

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  • If it so bad why hasn’t somebody put in an official report to the relevant authorities. It hasn’t been banned or taken off by Govt. Authorities as have some others following complaints. Some of them were only because of political correctness too.

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  • Peppa isn’t that bad… She often learns a lesson.

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  • I dont like Pepper Pig but only because i find it annoying. Both my kids watched it and im happy for them too

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  • Well she is a rude, selfish little thing not to mention that Voice ughh.
    My kids would never get away with that attitude, but they never watch the show anyway.

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  • I don’t understand why Peppa is so evil.

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  • My children don’t watch Peppa pig but I wonder if it is more the fact that it is a family of pigs that offend Muslims as they see them as dirty? There are plenty of shows where the characters are naughty and rude, makes you wonder why just Peppa is being targeted.

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