Hamas TV uses Mickey Mouse for hate

The story so far:

Hamas, the terrorist organization which won Palestinian parliamentary elections and is now in control of much (but not all) of the Palestinian government, has been running a Mickey Mouse ripoff children’s show promoting intifada and jihad. A clip follows:

UPDATE 5:26 p.m.: Apparently YouTube is pulling the video, claiming terms of use violations – which can only mean the Hamas TV station is complaining about it.

In the comments section, wave man supplies these other versions which are still up – but hurry!



Then, the Associated Press reported the show was being pulled:

A program using a Mickey Mouse-like character to urge Palestinian children to fight Israel and the West and work for world Islamic domination has been pulled off Hamas’s television station for “review,” Palestinian Information Minister Mustafa Barghouti said Wednesday.

Barghouti said the use of the cartoon character in such a role represented a “mistaken approach” to the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.

The whole story is at the link immediately above. Well, not the WHOLE story, because we now learn that Hamas TV is defying the Info Minister from the Middle East Times:

A Hamas-run television channel has defied a Palestinian government request to axe a controversial children’s cartoon in which a Mickey Mouse look-alike urges resistance against Israel.

A senior official working for Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) television in the Gaza Strip said that the program – “Tomorrow’s Pioneers” – would air as normal this Friday in defiance of information minister Mustafa Barghouti.

“The program will continue and it will be broadcast tomorrow at 4.00 pm [1300 GMT]. Mustafa Barghouti misunderstood the issue,” said the official on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

Read the rest at the immediately preceding link. So, anti-Israel propaganda is still the preferred course for Palestinian children’s shows – and American network CNN, as seen at Little Green Footballs:

The outrage of the day is the way CNN tried to cover up the Hamas Mickey Mouse story; Glenn Beck was played for a fool by his CNN producers, and he talked about it on his radio show today:

Watch the video at the above link. It sounds like a transparent attempt by CNN to keep the story off the air.

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