Zionists and racists use the world media – including cartoons
featuring Bugs Bunny – to perpetuate anti-Islamic notions, according
to a "Palestinian-American" lawyer named Lamis Deek. Deek also
accused the U.S. Department of Defense of financing anti-Islamic
Deek´s website says she is a board member of the Council on American-
Islamic Relations (CAIR).
The interview aired April 25 on Egypt´s ON television station, and
was monitored and translated by MEMRI, whose transcription of the
"People interested in attacking the Arab and Muslim communities, and
the people who sympathize with the Arabs... I am not talking only
about the U.S., but elsewhere as well. They got an opportunity for
coordination. I´m talking about the corporations involved in national
security and wars, along with Zionist and Israeli institutions, and
people who generally believe... I´m talking about Zionist Christians,
who believe in the annihilation and demonization of the Muslims. I
also mean the racists in general, who are still afraid of what
happened in 9/11.
"So all these things - the industry, along with the Zionists and your
run-of-the-mill racists who don´t know any better, and who get their
information only from the media and the press... I´m not talking only
about the news, but also about the cartoons on which we were raised,
even before 9/11.
"In Bugs Bunny, which we used to watch, they would sometimes bring a
character pretending to be an Arab Muslim Sultan. He has a potbelly,
and he spends most of his time sitting around and eating, indulging
in women day and night, and killing people.
"This is the general notion, but the use they make of it has become
more targeted. The film we just watched... The Department of Defense
finances such films in order to increase suspicion towards our
community in America and abroad."
Interviewer: "The Department of Defense?!"
Lamis Deek: "Yes, it has happened. The DoD has financed films,
showing soldiers in Afghanistan killing some Muslims, and the
spectators give them a standing ovation. This happens all the time.
This is the goal of the film..."