May 14, 2007

Hamas Kindergarten


FOX News reported May 8: Hamas 'Mickey Mouse' Wants Islam Takeover.

Hamas militants have enlisted the iconic Mickey Mouse to broadcast their message of Islamic dominion and armed resistance to their most impressionable audience -- little kids.

A giant black-and-white rodent -- named "Farfour," or "butterfly," but unmistakably a Mickey ripoff -- does his high-pitched preaching against the U.S. and Israel on a children's show run each Friday on Al-Aqsa TV, a station run by Hamas. The militant group, sworn to Israel's destruction, shares power in the Palestinian government.

"You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists," Farfour squeaked on a recent episode of the show, which is titled, "Tomorrow's Pioneers."

"We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers."

Children call in to the show, many singing Hamas anthems about fighting Israel.

Israel has long complained that the Palestinian airwaves are filled with incitement.

An Israeli organization that monitors Palestinian media, Palestian Media Watch, said the Mickey Mouse lookalike takes "every opportunity to indoctrinate young viewers with teachings of Islamic supremacy, hatred of Israel and the U.S., and support of 'resistance,' the Palestinian euphemism for terror."

Hamas later announced that it would remove Jihad Mickey, but it didn't last long. FOX News reported this weekend: Hamas Continues Running Kids TV Show Featuring 'Mickey Mouse' Look-Alike Preaching Terror.

A weekly children's show on a Hamas-run TV station featuring a Mickey Mouse lookalike preaching Islamic domination was broadcast as usual Friday, two days after the Palestinian information minister said it would be suspended immediately.

The show, featuring a giant black-and-white rodent with a high-pitched voice, made headlines worldwide because the character has preached against Israel and the U.S. and urged Palestinian children to fight Israel. It is broadcast on Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa TV.

Hamas, which is sworn to Israel's destruction, shares power in the Palestinian government with the moderate Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti, an independent, said Wednesday that the show reflects a "mistaken approach" to the Palestinian struggle for independence and would be suspended immediately to allow for a review.

But the station's manager, Hazem al-Sharawi, said on Friday the show called "Tomorrow's Pioneers" has an educational message and will not be canceled.

Little Green Footballs has followed all the ins and outs of the story and has video (links start with oldest):

AP Notices Hamas Islamic Supremacism
AP Revised Headline: Hamas Mouse Preaches Resistance
Disney's Daughter: Hamas Mouse is 'Pure Evil'
Hamas TV Drops Death Cult Mickey
Outrage: CNN Covers Up Death Cult Mickey Mouse Video
The Protocols of the Daily Kos
Death Cult Mickey Still on the Air
AFP Dubs Hamas Mouse 'Resistance Mickey'
Video: Death Cult Mickey Still Teaching Islamic Supremacism
More Islamic Supremacism from Death Cult Mickey

John had a good alternate title for the cartoon: Tragic Kingdom.

Posted by Forkum at May 14, 2007 03:55 PM