Audio: Fred! on Hamas's Mickey Maus show

Me, six days ago:

The irony of all the coverage of this episode is that Hamas routinely airs footage of its brainwashing sessions with Palestinian children…

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.

Fred, yesterday:

This message isn’t new by the way. The ruling Palestinian party, Hamas, produces music videos that encourage the youngest children to become suicide bombers…

We hardly ever hear about this stuff though. What made the Mickey Mouse video go viral, to use the Internet term, was its use of an image we’re all familiar with. We know Mickey Mouse as a symbol of childhood happiness and innocence. It’s shocking to see this image used to encourage children to become terrorists.

Obvious points all, I admit, but if I can catch a little reflected Fred glory here, so be it. He’s got my vote now — assuming Rudy drops out, of course.

CNS has excerpts from an interview given Monday to Hamas TV by head Mausketeer “Uncle Hazim,” who, if nothing else, is refreshingly candid in his aspirations for Islam:

Sha’arawi went on to say that historically, Jews and Christians were “happy” living under Islamic rule.

“Therefore, when we talk [on the program] about the mission of the restoration of Islam to its natural [dominant] place, we’re calling for justice, and for goodness, and for world love … so that the Christians will live in peace, and that even the Jews will live in peace and security,” he said.

Exit question: When is Fred going to agree to an intervew for Vent?

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