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July 17, 2007

Bee Replaces Mouse as Kiddie Suicide Symbol

Ain't Hamas television just so cute?

Hamas’s Al-Aqsa television station recruited a new children’s character to “continue” the legacy of its star martyr, Farfur – the Mickey Mouse lookalike who was beaten to death by an Israeli on the previous program.

The new character on the children’s show Tomorrow’s Pioneers, a bee named Nahool, tells the hostess he is Farfur’s cousin and that he wishes to “continue the path of Farfur… the path of martyrdom, the path of the Jihad warriors… and in his name we shall take revenge upon the enemies of Allah, the murderers of the prophets...” The expression "Murderers of the prophets" is an Islamic expression used by the PA religious leaders to refer to Jews. Defining the Jews as the enemies of God is common in PA religious broadcasting.

Entertaining and educational as always.

Posted by Doug at July 17, 2007 01:04 PM

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Doesn't seem like they're giving kids much credit (it is a show aimed at kids, right?). Kids are great operating in make-believe mode, but still, they're not gonna find the biological impossibility of a mouse being cousins with a bee kinda odd? (even if they are of the giant talking variety:) ).

Posted by: plodon at July 18, 2007 01:56 AM

Hey, happens all the time in Looney Toons.

Well, except for the suicide part.

Posted by: Doug Payton at July 18, 2007 11:31 AM