Mickey Mouse Again
Disney images adorn studio while mass murderer is glorified
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Palestinian Authority (Fatah) TV is using the universally beloved characters of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet in an attempt to create a Disney-like studio – while teaching children to glorify a mass murderer whose victims included 12 children. In a new official PA TV studio built for a Ramadan children’s program, the smiling images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pooh and Piglet are the backdrop for a TV quiz that this week venerated a notorious terrorist.
The female terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi, participated in the murders of 12 children and 25 adults in a 1978 bus attack in Israel. In this quiz, Mughrabi is idolized as the “beloved bride, daughter of Jaffa, jasmine flower,” while figures of Mickey and Minnie Mouse are prominent in the background — as if it were a Disney program.
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In May 2007, PMW reported that the Hamas TV network was using a Mickey Mouse character to teach children to seek world Islamic domination. The widespread international outrage prompted Al Aqsa TV to get rid of the character (they showed him being beaten to death by an Israeli officer) and replace him with another animal host.
The world did not put up with Hamas’s use of the iconic Mickey Mouse to brainwash children. Will the same international pressure be brought upon Mahmud Abbas and the official Palestinian Authority to stop using these beloved characters to sell terror?