Thursday, July 19, 2007

"...when you hate your enemies more than you love your children"

I don't know how many people out there have been introduced to the wonderful world of Farfour. He's a Mikey Mouse rip-off character used by Hamas to indoctrinate children via the short-lived TV show Tomorrow's Pioneers. He's been noted as telling children such things as: "You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists" and "We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers."

One comment on YouTube about the Farfour clips:
"This is the kind of stuff you indoctrinate your kids with when you hate your enemies more than you love your children. Nice."

Anyway, the show has taken some heat (imagine that) for it's "unusual" methods. Here's how they wrapped it up after getting pulled: He gets beaten to death by a thug from Israel for not surrendering the Palestinian homeland while childen watch the horror unfold on their TVs. Personally, I think Farfour was assassinated by Disney copyright lawyers posing as Israelis. Either way it's a good chance he's getting killed by a Jewish guy.

According to wikipedia, this isn't new:
"The use of cartoon-like mascots to promote violence on Palestinian television is not unprecedented. Other Palestinian children's programs have used the Mickey Mouse image to incite radical activities. A 1998 episode of the program The Children's Club on official Palestinian Authority television had a "Mickey Mouse"-type figure amidst children praising suicide attacks against Israelis."

Yeah, it's violent and full of bloodlust, and really sad that the kids are being brainwashed into hatred. That said, before we turn our rightous indignation to 11, let's remember we were pretty good at this game too:

Is there a difference between Farfour and Daffy Duck? I'm not sure. Seems to depend on what side you're on.

More on Falfour on wikipedia.

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