Netherlands: Children's show celebrates Eid

Netherlands: Children's show celebrates Eid

The Eid ul-Fitr episode has been around for a couple of years (you can see a clip here). There were several shows on Dutch TV over the past few weeks focusing on Ramadan.


A few days ago Teleac (Dutch education broadcaster) broadcast Het Zandkasteel, a kid's show, focusing on Eid ul-Fitr.

PVV parliament member Martin Bosma turned to ministers Plasterk (education) and Van der Laan (integration) to ask why the Muslim holiday was presented on the show as a holiday for everybody. Characters on the show said that at Eid ul-Fitr 'all the kids get presents' and 'we eat lots of sweets'. Additionally you 'get new clothing, since that's part of Eid ul-Fitr'.

Bosma asks as follows: What other Islamic propaganda will our children have to contend with via the public broadcaster? Can the minister preclude that toddler shows broadcast on national TV won't have the Smurfs soon where Papa Smurf will establish sharia and Smurfette will consequently be caned?

Source: Mediajournaal (Dutch)

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