'Peppa Pig' News & Update: Australian Imams Requests Muslim Alternative To 'Peppa Pig; One4kids Stand By Peppa Pig-inspired Muslim Kids Show

By Arah TJ , Updated Dec 10, 2016 08:51 PM EST
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One4Kids, producer of popular British cartoon show, "Pappa Pig" has been campaigning to raise money to produce the first two episodes of "Barakah Hills." The cartoon series is set in a "predominantly Muslim town."

The company launched a funding page on the LaunchGood website. As of writing this article, the campaign page raised more than $5,000 of $20,000 since it was launched, SBS reports.

According to the production company founder and lead producer Subhi Alshaik, "Barakah Hills" the show is Peppa Pig-inspired, but would be "based in a Muslim town".

In the latest "Peppa Pig" news and update, the Australian Islamic leaders demand a "Muslim alternative" to a Peppa Pig-inspired show that sets in a "predominantly Muslim town," according to Independent UK. The Australian National Imams Council (ANIC) encourages parents in the country to contribute toward the alternative show that could represent nd support Islamic "principles, ethics and values."

"Peppa Pig" production company One4Kids confirms its plan to raise A$20,000 (£12,000) to begin production on "Barakah Hills," a "halal cartoon series." The cartoon series has been pitched as an alternative to the UK TV show.

"The show's main objective is to show children what it is like to be a practising Muslim as well as a good citizen in their community," One4Kids said in a statement.

Australian National Imams Council head Sheik Shady Alsuleiman clarifies that instead of stopping kids from watching, it is better to give them alternatives. The National Imams Council head encourages parents to support such an initiative so there will be more cartoons that teach kids about Islamic principle.

Apparently, not all parents find the British show "Peppa Pig" cute. Despite popularity in many countries, many parents across the religious spectrum dislike the behavior of the major character, Peppa.

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