Saudi TV channel under fire over 'pig' cartoon

A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar has slammed a local satellite TV children channel for showing a cartoon film involving a pig as its main character.

Sheikh Mohammed Al Areefi described the programme telecast by Ajial (generations) channel as trivial and without any educational objective.

“The cartoon film shown on that channel is trivial and has no educational or cultural benefit as it involved a pig as its star,” Al Areefi said on his Twitter page.

“I wonder who is the manager of this TV channel that shows such bad programmes…is his name is Daniel, George or what,” he added, according to Saudi newspapers.

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