BANGKOK, Thailand – A Bangkok-based Muslim group demanded Thursday (August 22nd) that a night-time soap opera be taken off the air, arguing its contents misrepresent Islam and defame Muslims, The Bangkok Post reported.
The Muslims for Peace Foundation is targeting Fah Jarod Sai, (Where the Sky Meets the Sand), which airs Monday and Tuesday nights. It chronicles the story of a mixed-race Thai girl named Michelle, and Sharif, a royal officer in the fictional kingdom of Hinfara.
To cancel the programme, the foundation has petitioned the Bangkok Broadcasting and Television, which operates the TV channel, Information and Communication Technology Minister Anudith Nakornthap and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, according to The Post.
The foundation insists the show contorts the teachings of Islam, disparages the religion and its believers and misleads viewers into believing that Islam allows Muslims to be cruel to women and children.