The latest release of Peppa Pig stamps has sparked accusations of Islamophobia, igniting a fiery debate over religious sensitivities and cartoon swine.

The innocuous stamps, featuring the beloved children’s character Peppa Pig in various playful poses, were meant to bring joy to the mundane task of sending mail. However, they’ve found themselves embroiled in controversy after a local Imam declared them offensive to Muslims.

“It is an affront to our faith to have images of pigs plastered on official government documents,” declared Imam Mustafa al-Bakri. “No good Muslim should be forced to lick a pig!”

The Imam’s statement has ignited a wave of debate, with some defending the stamps as harmless children’s entertainment and others questioning the sensitivity of including pork-related imagery on official postage.

“It’s ridiculous to suggest that a cartoon pig could be offensive to anyone,” remarked one incredulous postal worker. “But I suppose stranger things have happened.”

In response to the backlash, postal authorities have issued a statement expressing regret for any offense caused and assuring the public that alternative stamp options will be made available for those who find the Peppa Pig stamps objectionable.

“We deeply value the diversity of our customers and are committed to ensuring that everyone feels respected and represented,” the statement read.

As the debate rages on, one thing is clear: these Peppa Pig stamps have become far more than just postage—they’ve become a symbol of the delicate balance between freedom of expression and religious sensitivity in an increasingly complex world.