Hamas savages insist: Mickey Maus show must go on

posted at 1:09 pm on May 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

Fearful of the western attention the show’s attracting, the PA’s Information Minister told them to yank it. Here’s their reply, followed by CJ’s own astute observations about the media’s damage control efforts on Hamas’s behalf.

The irony of all the coverage of this episode is that Hamas routinely airs footage of its brainwashing sessions with Palestinian children. I blogged three examples, each more insane than the last, in the span of 18 days back in March. What’s more, the Times ran a profile of Hamas TV back in January of last year that mentioned their designs on kids and the lengths to which they were willing to go to indoctrinate them. Here’s Hamas TV host Hazim Sharawi, or, as Palestinian toddlers know him, “Uncle Hazim,” on his plans for the station:

“Our television show will have a message, but without getting into the tanks, the guns, the killing and the blood,” said Mr. Sharawi, sitting in the broadcast studio where he will produce his show.

“I will show them our rights through the history,” he said, “show them, ‘This is Nablus, this is Gaza, this is Al Aksa mosque, which is with the Israelis and should be in our hands.’ “…

He said he was inspired by a children’s program on Saudi television in which a young veiled woman and a Mickey Mouse-like character take calls from kids. Fingering a string of bright green plastic prayer beads, a pale blue prayer rug lying on the chair beside him, he tries to reconcile Hamas’s bloody attacks that kill innocent children with his role as mentor.

There’s a photo of him with people in animal costumes at the link.

The only reason this is on the media’s radar screen now is because Hamas is using an iconic American symbol of innocence to tacitly justify suicide bombings. Take away Mickey and the illicit thrill that comes with seeing him turned to the dark side and it’s a non-story. As usual.

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I don’t understand why we don’t have covert broadcasts going all across the ME to counter-program against this garbage? Where are the hackers? The pirate TV & radio people. You have to fight fire with fire (or ideology with counter ideology.)

journeyscarab on May 10, 2007 at 1:14 PM

I liked Disco Mickey Mouse much better.

BillLalor on May 10, 2007 at 1:15 PM

The PA is Arafats old group they and Hamas dont get along.

Hamas could careless about world opinion. Its the murder that matters to them.

William Amos on May 10, 2007 at 1:17 PM

I thought the song where the child sings about her suicide bomber bomb was much worse. This is more like a campy 60′s batman villian type thing.

Where are the hackers? The pirate TV & radio people.

They are too busy attacking America. US hackers and radio people thing america is the focus of evil in the world.

lorien1973 on May 10, 2007 at 1:24 PM

Nice headline Allah.

Bad Candy on May 10, 2007 at 1:26 PM

More at LGF:

Outrage: CNN Covers Up Death Cult Mickey Mouse Video
The outrage of the day is the way CNN tried to cover up the Hamas Mickey Mouse story; Glenn Beck was played for a fool by his CNN producers, and he talked about it on his radio show today:

The Protocols of the Daily Kos

The Hamas version of Mickey Mouse, preaching hatred, death, and world domination, represents a problem for the “progressives” who idolize Palestinians as the ultimate victims. It just doesn’t seem very … victim-ish. It seems deranged and evil, because it is, and almost anyone can see it….

TheBigOldDog on May 10, 2007 at 1:28 PM

Will they be signing up kids to form special “Mausketeer” clubs soon you think?

kiakjones on May 10, 2007 at 1:35 PM

It is sweeps month, so how could they not run a program with this much word of mouth….

rw on May 10, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Will they be signing up kids to form special “Mausketeer” clubs soon you think?

kiakjones on May 10, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Its the “Bombketeers” with stylish mouse suicide belts.

William Amos on May 10, 2007 at 1:45 PM

I prefer Mahmoud Mouse.

natesnake on May 10, 2007 at 1:47 PM

Why did Mickey divorce Minney?

She was f**king Goofy.

natesnake on May 10, 2007 at 1:51 PM

This is the BEST. PALESTINIAN. CHILDREN’S. PROPAGANDA. EVER.

On a children’s program discussing the importance of trees, “Tarabisho – the Talking Chick” – was the center of the discussion. The child moderator asked Tarabisho what he would do if someone, specifically a “little boy,” were to chop down his tree. In his squeaky little voice, Tarabisho answered: “I’ll fight him and make a big riot, I’ll call the whole world and make a riot. I’ll bring AK-47s [assault rifles] and the whole world, I’ll commit a massacre in front of the house”.

IreneFingIrene on May 10, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Does Hamas know that Disney can afford to buy bombers? Can corporations wage private wars? Just a thought.

- The Cat

P.S. Will it cause them to start putting out anti Jihadi movies? Like going back to what they did in the 40′s.

MirCat on May 10, 2007 at 3:47 PM

Why does America pay a third of a billion bucks in foreign aid to Palestine to subsidize this kind of religious hate?

Tantor on May 10, 2007 at 5:18 PM

I don’t understand why we don’t have covert broadcasts going all across the ME to counter-program against this garbage? Where are the hackers? The pirate TV & radio people. You have to fight fire with fire (or ideology with counter ideology.)

journeyscarab on May 10, 2007 at 1:14 PM

Because all ideologies are equal, so who are we to broadcast our pro-freedom propaganda to people whose views are equally – if not more – valid?

It’s so simple – you must need a refresher course!

Levy on May 10, 2007 at 5:54 PM

My question is, could Disney sue Hamas in international court for copyright violation on Mickey Mouse. Think of it….Disney could bankrupt the PA. It would be beautiful.

E. M. on May 10, 2007 at 8:42 PM

Who’s the leader of jihad, who makes the bombs for me?
M O H – A M M – A D Mouse you see
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
In hell you soon will be
M O H – A M M – A D Mouse you see

Mohammad Mouse, Mohammad Mouse
Forever let us be the ones to die
Die! Die! Die!
So come along and make some bombs
And join the factory
M O H – A M M – A D Mouse you see

Mojave Mark on May 11, 2007 at 1:28 AM

Well it’s time to bring out the big guns. Forget Israel, forget the US. Sic the Disney trademark lawyers on these guys. They’ll be crying for mercy.

honora on May 11, 2007 at 9:07 AM