The Mickey Mouse clone named Farfur who’s been preaching hatred and
Islamic domination to Palestinian kids was back on the air and
blaming the Jews for his woes on Friday, 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
Farfur, star of the Al Aqsa TV children’s show Tomorrow’s Pioneers,
was joined on the broadcast by his regular co-host, a little girl
named Saraa. The program also featured an adult, Hazim, who delivered
most of the show’s messages about Islamic supremacy.
PMW reported last week that the Hamas Mickey Mouse character was
teaching world Islamic domination, 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.
But the show is still on the air, with no change in content except
for a somewhat smaller role for the squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse
knockoff. The more inflammatory comments are delivered by the soft-
spoken adult character.
It appears from the latest broadcast that the Hamas or PA officials
who oversaw the show were concerned only with neutralizing Farfur’s
dialogue, 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
controversial comments are not coming from a corrupted version of
Disney’s beloved mouse.
Even though Farfur´s role in Friday’s program was minimized, however,
it was definitely not benign. When chastised for cheating by copying
another student’s work, he blamed "the Jews" for destroying his home,
which prevented him from finding his own notebook.
Meanwhile, the adult 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
In a debate with PMW director Itamar Marcus on FOX TV today,
Barghouti again acknowledged that children shouldn´t be exposed to
this type of television. He said that the program would be taken off,
or have its content changed, by next week.Click here to see the Hamas Mouse on the PMW site
Click here to see the Hamas Mouse on YouTube