Skip to comments.Militant 'Mickey Mouse' (Urging Palestinian Children To Fight) Pulled Off Air
Posted on 05/10/2007 9:32:42 AM PDT by NYer
(AP) Hamas militants have suspended a TV program that featured a Mickey Mouse lookalike urging Palestinian children to fight Israel and work for global Islamic domination, the Palestinian information minister said Wednesday.
Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said the character _ a giant black-and-white rodent with a high-pitched voice _ represented a "mistaken approach" to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.
He said that the program was pulled from Hamas-affiliated Al Aqsa TV at his ministry's request and "placed under review."
The character, named "Farfour," or "butterfly," but unmistakably a copy of the Disney character, preached against the U.S. and Israel each Friday on the show called "Tomorrow's Pioneers."
"You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists," Farfour squeaked on a recent episode. "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 called in to the show, many singing Hamas anthems about fighting Israel.
A spokeswoman for Burbank, Calif.-based Walt Disney Co. did not return phone calls seeking comment, and the Gaza TV station had no comment.
The program was opposed by the Palestinian Broadcasting Corp., which is controlled by the Fatah movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, a Hamas rival that shares power with the militants in the Palestinian government.
Barghouti is an independent aligned with neither Hamas nor Fatah.
Loyalists of Hamas, which is sworn to the destruction of Israel, launched the Al Aqsa satellite channel last year. Bearded young men read the news and Islamic music is layered over footage of masked militants firing rockets into Israel. The channel also broadcasts talk shows, programs about the disabled and cartoons.
Hamas loyalists also run at least five news Web sites, a newspaper and a radio station.
> That was fast...
Crikey! You’re not kidding! “Der Fuherer’s Face” was an all-time Donald Duck classic — available until moments ago!
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You know, the tablecloth headscarf was black and white.....LOL! I know it’s a keffiyah-yadda-yadda-yadda- KABOOM!
BTW, the announcement by the Pali "Information Minister" (i. e., propaganda minister) alluded to the "freedom of press" in the Palestinian Authority. If you can believe that, as the old saying goes, I've got a bridge to sell you.
Also, from the transcript:
Adult host: Farfour, I heard you talking in English.
Farfour: Yes. How are you, Saraa? I hope to be good time.
Saraa: What’s with you, Farfour? Why are talking this way? Didn’t we agree to talk in literary Arabic?
Farfour: But Saraa, this is the language of the advanced world, the language of the world that understands and invents things, isn’t it?
Saraa: No, Farfour, you are wrong, because you don’t know that the Muslims are the basis of civilization. If not for the Muslims, the world wouldn’t have got to where it is today.
Disney should go after these Islam-0-Fascists for copyright infringement.
Walt is spinning is his grave!
I knew Disney would sue!
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