Wednesday, May 09, 2007

UPDATE: Hamas drops imposter Mickey from line-up - for now

According to the Jerusalem Post, Al-Aqsa TV has dropped 'imposter Mickey' Farfur and his little stooge Saraa' from their weekly line-up, at least for the time being. Mustafa Barghouti, Palestinian Information Minister, said it's up for "review" and that

the use of the cartoon character in such a role represented a "mistaken approach" to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation. In the statement, Barghouti said his ministry "would continue to ensure freedom of expression and freedom of the press, but that media outlets breaking the law would be penalized."

In other words, they can continue to preach hatred and world domination, as long as it's not coming out of Mickey's Mouth. Not sure what he means by 'breaking the law'. Do they even have any, when it comes to vilifying the Israelis? No doubt it refers to criticism of Islam.
Barghouti complained that the Mickey Mouse story continued to receive attention by "some American television stations" after it was resolved, and that media did not broadcast video of Israeli human rights violations supplied by his ministry in recent weeks.
I'd like to think that world outrage influenced their decision, but I have a feeling that Disney legal bigwigs might have made a call or two about trademark infringement. And I sincerely doubt it was a sudden attack of conscience. That doesn't seem to exist in those parts.


Old Dead Presidents said...

So, Michael Eisner has done some good in the world?

Incognito said...

Dunno if it was def. Eisner, but I am surmising the Disney machine had something to do with it. I just can't imagine they would let that slide. They have such a squeeky clean image to maintain.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Hamaaaaaaas is pure unadulterated EVIL.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Man I wanted a T-shirt too, rats...

Papa J said...
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Papa J said...

Yep, Disney doesn't Mickey Mouse around...--insert bad pun boos here--

You see, this is where the Nazis messed up. They should have just co-opted a 1930s cartoon character to teach the world the wonders and joys of hatred.

I don't get how anyone can allow hatred as a religious belief.

Average Guy, Pietvan, had a good post about the double standard of the fanantical Islamics yesterday.

Incognito said...

PapaJ, :-)
God knows.. they might have taken over Europe that way!
And thanks for the recommendation. Will check it out.