Hamas steals Mickey Mouse image to teach hate and Islamic supremacy
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
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The Hamas Television is using a clone of Disney's Mickey Mouse to teach children to hate Israel and America, and aspire to Islam's inevitable and impending world domination.
The squeaky-voiced Mickey Mouse lookalike, named Farfur, is the star of a weekly children's program called Tomorrow's Pioneers on the official Hamas TV station (Al-Aqsa TV). Farfur and his co-host, a young girl named Saraa', teach children about such things as the importance of the daily prayers and drinking milk, while taking every opportunity to indoctrinate young viewers with teachings of Islamic supremacy, hatred of Israel and the US and support of "resistance" - the Palestinian euphemism for terror.
Farfur tells children that they must pray in the mosque five times a day until there is "world leadership under Islamic leadership." The earnest and soft-spoken Saraa' explains that the nucleus of this world Islamic leadership will be from "all of Palestine," i.e., including Israel. Farfur refers to Israel as "the oppressive invading Zionist occupation," which the children must "resist."
In a religious warning that is striking, considering the young age of the target audience, Saraa' announces that after death, the children will have to answer to Allah for what they did or did not do for the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and for Palestinian prisoners:
"I remind you that Al-Aqsa and the prisoners are a responsibility on our shoulders, and Allah will ask us on Resurrection Day what we gave for their sake."
The writing in this show is quite sophisticated. Farfur's performance is unquestionably funny and entertaining, as is the character's comic timing. For example, as he rhymes off a list of world figures, he chirps: "We will win, Bush! We will win, Condoleezza! We will win, Sharon!" Then, without missing a beat, he quips, "Ah, Sharon is dead" (sic), reinforcing his message that the plan for world domination is progressing.
Using a character based on an appealing, world famous and beloved icon like Mickey Mouse to teach Islamic supremacy and resistance as Islamic duty is a powerful and effective way to indoctrinate children.
The effectiveness of this program is heightened by including child viewers, who phone in to the show and recite poems with images of hate and violence; for example, "We will destroy the chair of the despots, so they will taste the flame of death;" and, "Rafah sings 'Oh, oh.' Its answer is an AK-47. We who do not know fear, we are the predators of the forest."
It is unclear what screening process, if any, is used in the selection of the poems to be recited. Either the themes are selected by the screeners, which reinforces the hate orientation of the program, or they are the initiative of the children and parents, which demonstrates the great success of the show's hate messages.
Click here to see selections of Farfur - the Mickey Mouse clone
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Below are some excerpts from three recent programs:
Farfur: "We are setting with you the cornerstone for world leadership under Islamic leadership. Isn't it so, Saraa'?"
Saraa': "Yes, our beloved children."
Farfur: "You must be careful regarding your prayer and to go to the mosque for all five [daily] prayers. I say, in the mosque and in the first rows, until we can lead the world."
Saraa': "We remind you that we, the great ones, started this program to lead this world. The nucleus, with the will of Allah, will be from here, from Palestine. We will carry the concern of this [Islamic] nation that awaits us."
Farfur: "From Palestine, oh Saraa', what do you mean? From Gaza, Jerusalem,
Ramallah, or from all of Palestine?"
Saraa': "Yes, from all of Palestine" [i.e., includes Israel -editors].
Farfur: "If so, my beloved young ones, with the will of Allah, we will lead the nation from here, from Palestine."
Saraa': "Our beloved children, many say that we had glory [in the past], and we had culture, and the Muslims had greatness and respect. But with the will of Allah, we, tomorrow's pioneers, will restore the glory of this nation."
Farfur: "Yes, we, tomorrow's pioneers, will restore to this nation its glory, and we will liberate Al-Aqsa, with Allah's will, and we will liberate Iraq, with Allah's will, and we will liberate the Muslim countries, invaded by murderers."
Saraa': "Yes, they are children occupied by the Jews, but with the will of Allah, we will resist and protect against the Zionist occupation."
Farfur: "Until we win, with the will of Allah, we will resist until we win."
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Saraa': ".We remind you that we will lead this world, and the center of the leadership, with the help of Allah, praise him, is from here, Palestine, and will burst out across the world."
Girl: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Saraa': "You see, Farfur, everyone is ambitious and wants to lead the world. You. want to lead the world, Ahmad?"
Saraa': "It's important."
Farfur to the girl: "Fatima, you hear me? What do you say to the prisoners in the prisons of the oppressive invading Zionist occupation.?"
[Esraa' sings a song, Farfur is delighted until the words] ".we will surrender ourselves."
Saraa': "Esraa', it's not a good song. Why?"
Esraa': "Because it has surrender."
Saraa: "We don't surrender, we want to resist against the enemy, isn't it so, Farfur?. We want to resist against the enemy, and we don't want to
[Farfur compares Abu Jahal, who was the most prominent enemy of Muhammad in Mecca, to Sharon]
Farfur: "Allah willing, this country, its children, its men, its women and its elderly - will win - we will win, brothers. We will win, Bush! We will win, Sharon! Ah, Sharon is dead. We will win, Mofaz. Mofaz left. We will win, Olmert, we will win Condoleezza . We will win."
Saraa': [Final words] ".I remind you that we are the ones who will carry the concerns of this [Islamic] nation, and we will lead this world, and I remind you that Al-Aqsa and the prisoners are a responsibility on our shoulders,
and Allah will ask us on Resurrection Day what we gave for their sake."
[Al Aqsa TV, April 23, 2007]
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The hostess explains to Farfur that one must aspire to memorize the entire Quran. "Because we want to lead the world, so [therefore] we want to memorize the [entire] Quran."
[The girl Harwa recites a song:]
"We liberated Gaza by force
From your death.
The people firmly stand
In their fire is a flame
Rafah sings "oh, oh"
Its answer is an AK-47
We who do not know fear
We are the predators of the forest."
Another child, Muhammad, reads lines from a poem:
"Oh Jerusalem, we are coming.
Oh Jerusalem, we will never surrender to the enemy,
We will never be humiliated,
It is beloved Palestine that taught us what to be
And taught us to be the soldiers of the Lord of the Worlds
We will destroy the chair of the despots, so they will taste the flame of
We will lead a war."
[Al Aqsa TV, April 30, 2007]
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