Produced by Gary Drevitch
WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO BE MORE OUTRAGED BY THE ANTI-SEMITISM OR THE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (OK, WE DO)
Farfour is dead. The Mickey Mouse clone who starred in a children's mini-series preaching Islamic world domination on the Hamas-run television network in the Palestinian territories was brutally murdered by an actor portraying an Israeli official in the final episode of "Tomorrow's Pioneers." It was a truly stunning finale even David Chase wouldn't have dared to script. As the Times reported, the show's teenage host told horrified kids watching at home, "Farfour was martyred while defending his land," and was murdered "by the killers of children."
The Disney company has apparently had no official comment on the blatant use of its signature character's image, but Walt Disney's daughter has called Hamas "pure evil" for using the black-tie-and-tail-clad mouse to further its war against Israel by encouraging kids to take up AK-47s. Even rival Palestinian faction Fatah said, "Children's nationalist spirit must be developed differently." But according to a follow-up report:
A Hamas television station that last week killed off a Mickey Mouse lookalike who urged children to fight against Israel will use other famous characters to further [its] Islamist agenda, station officials said on Monday.
So what's next? Dora the Martyr? Snoopy shot down by the Israeli Air Force? One does, in fact, shudder to think.
July 3, 2007 | Permalink |
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