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‘Fireman Sam’ episode withdrawn after showing character stepping on Quran

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An episode of the British cartoon Fireman Sam has been withdrawn from a streaming site after it was found that a character appears to step on a page of the Quran.

In the scene, broadcast in October 2014 on Channel 5 but only brought to attention this week, a fireman called Elvis is seen treading on a pile of papers while carrying a tray of drinks. As sheets fly into the air, a page from the Quran is “briefly depicted,” Mattel said. 

“The page was intended to show illegible text and we deeply regret this error. We sincerely apologise for any distress or offense it may have caused,” the production firm said.  Read more…

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