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Hamas steals Mickey Mouse image (PMW) Palestinian Media Watch) by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook May 11, 2007Source: http://pmw.org.il/bulletins_may2007.htm#b110507 PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
The Mickey Mouse clone named Farfur who’s been preaching hatred and Islamic domination to Palestinian kids was back on the air today, despite public statements by Palestinian Authority Minister of Information Mustafa Barghouti that the show would be taken off the Hamas TV network until it could be reviewed.

Farfur, star of the Al Aqsa TV children’s show Tomorrow’s Pioneers, was joined on today’s broadcast by his regular co-host, a little girl named Saraa. Today’s program also featured an adult, Hazim, who delivered most of the show’s messages about Islamic supremacy.

Hazim told the child viewers that Islam will spread all over the world, including Spain, and that the spread of Islam is for the world’s benefit. He said the “massacres” in Iraq Lebanon and Palestine will be replaced by “love and justice” under Islamic rule.

PMW reported Sunday that the squeaky-voiced, comical mouse character was teaching Islamic supremacy, violence and hatred. The ensuing worldwide outrage over the use of this character, dubbed “Terror Mouse” by the New York Daily News and described by Walt Disney’s daughter as “pure evil,” prompted the PA to announce that it was suspending the program until further review.

It appears from today’s broadcast that the Hamas or PA officials who oversaw today’s show were concerned only with neutralizing the dialogue spoken by the Mickey Mouse character, Farfur, and not with moderating the show’s content. It is as if they decided that the show’s messages, which also promote hatred of Israel and the US, are completely acceptable -- as long as the more inflammatory comments are not coming from the knockoff of Disney’s beloved mouse.

The following is some of the dialogue:

Hazim (Adult): Islam will spread to all parts of the earth from one end to the other and justice and good and kindness will spread. Did history witness a time period better than that when Islam ruled?...
Saraa: You beloved kids will be the ones who shall restore the glory and the culture of the [Islamic] Nation.
Hazim (Adult): Every day do you remember Andalus (Spain)? This dear Andalus will return one day.
Hazim (Adult): Do you remember Baghdad?... Baghdad which cries out in pain in these times… we shall return … we the Muslims shall return as we used to be…

Farfur: "1000 blessings of Islam, blessings of the resident of Garden [of Eden]…"
Hazim (Adult): "The honor of Islam will return through knowledge."

Girl call in: chants song:
"Oh Jerusalem we are coming,
Oh Jerusalem it is the time of death.
Oh Jerusalem we will never surrender to the enemy
And we will never be humiliated.
It is beloved Palestine that taught us what to be."

Girl call in: "I want to be a preacher to spread Islam in the world…"

Hazim (Adult): "We will spread Islam because people don´t realize it is the religion of love and good and peace." V

Du´aa calls in: "I am the Palestinian child...

Hazim (Adult): "There is also the Iraq child if you saw him who is being murdered… and on the news yesterday we saw the fetus who was killed… and what they did in Iraq and Afghanistan and Palestine and a while ago in Lebanon – the situation is very very bad.... But a day will come and Islam will rule the world and there will be justice love and peace and all people will love each other….
[Group talks about massacres in Iraq Palestine and Lebanon]
Hazim (Adult): "When Islam will rule love and justice will prevail for sure."…

Hazim (Adult): Ask history and ask the Jews did they ever live in a time period better then the one they live under Islam. And ask the Christians how their security was assured in the churches and monasteries.

[Farfur is disciplined for copying in school]
Farfur: [Crying loudly explains]: "Because the Jews destroyed my home. When my home was destroyed I couldn’t find my notebook.

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