NOW we need to nuke 'em. LOL. That's going too far.
I know that this isn't really "disney" news, but I thought that some of you might find this interesting. I found this interesting (if not disturbing) article on yahoo just now on how a new kids show on a Hamas run network uses a Mickey like puppet to preach terrorist propraganda to children.
Here is the link:
In advance, I apoligize if this isn't the right place to talk about this.
My dh told me about this last night. Besides be very disturbing, it sounds like copyright infringement to me.
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Its really sad that they take something so innocent and use it to instill hatred in children.
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Wouldn't it be gratifying, not to mention hilarious, if after surviving the combined efforts of the governments of the free world to try to stop them, Hamas's fatal mistake turned out to be infringing Disney's copyright on Mickey Mouse? That could make for one heck of a parody film. Think of the wonderful PR Disney could get over it too.
From The Australian News.com:
Disney daughter calls Muslim Mickey evil
By staff writers
May 09, 2007
THE only surviving child of Walt Disney has called Hamas "pure evil" for using Mickey Mouse to teach islamic radicalism to children.
Diane Disney Miller said she was disgusted that a rip-off of her father's iconic cartoon character was being used on a new Hamas TV show to encourage Palestinian children to take up arms against Israel and America.
Full story here: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...6-1702,00.html
Subverting Mickey Mouse to teach hate. That is as low as it gets
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that is just sad
Your 14 year old disney expert!
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Sad, yes; but it's nothing new. Palestinian kids are raised on this sort of thing, and have been for a long time. The television programming aimed at the little guys is one thing, but your skin would absolutely crawl if you were to see the kinds of games children in that part of the world are playing in the streets.
Just one more reason why there will never be peace in the middle east or the world. That part of the world is a disaster that will never, ever be fixed. They thrive on pain and suffering.
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Unfortunately, on the sentiment of thriving on pain and suffering, that's pretty much exactly what the radicals think of us, as well--in the sense of their perception of our influence/exploitation of the Arab world (right or wrong, true or not, perception is a powerful thing). Even more unfortunate is the notion of 'nuke 'em all--' the feeling there is very mutual, and there's absolutely nothing tongue-in-cheek when it comes to their thoughts in that department. Unlike us, the radicals have got the stomach for such things, and also unlike us; all the patience in the world.
I only wish this were an exaggeration, but for just one cultural case in point; in the classrooms of Palestinian schools, and in a depressing (if not frightening) number of other madrassas throughout the Muslim world, you'll find placards stating "Within These Rooms, The Martyrs of Tomorrow Learn" (a tough one to fathom in a country where we can't even seem to get our kids to say the Pledge of Allegience without someone getting upset.....).
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