Thursday, May 10, 2007

Jihad Mickey? So What Else is New?

The tale (and the tail! LOL!) of the most kid-friendly jihadist, the Palestinian Terrorist Mickey Mouse has everybody all in a tizzy, but where was the outrage in 1998?

Indeed, the rogue copyright rodent has been active in the radical Islam kiddiesphere for some time now. Don't believe me? Take a look at this unaltered* AP photo and its caption from nine years ago:

Radical Islamic Jihad veteran Etaf Eliyan stands in a Palestinian kindergarten she runs which draws nearly 100 pupils from the surrounding rundown neighborhood in the West Bank town of Bethlehem Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998. Throughout the West Bank and Gaza, the radical groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad operate dozens of schools, medical clinics, sports clubs and women's support groups, a key part of the groups' strategy of building public support, though they are presenting a thorny problem for Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority which has agreed to crack down on Islamic militants. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

*Seriously, journalists! All I had to do was a search for "Palestinian rodent" at the Associated Press site to find the above. I'm sure it's just the tip of the Terror Toon network.


Fran said...

A rare serious moment from Fran...

First off, thanks PSP for illuminating the idiocy of our culture and press. Oooh and Ahh - they are using Mickey for evil ends!! And despite their gay friendly ways, like Disney isn't? Check out how they are targetting cell phones at kids. Calls today, but preloaded with cash for purchases (from the disney machine) later. Not to mention that it was so easy to find. You are a journalistic treasure Princess, thank you!

Anyway I have to laugh, albeit wry laughter. The US loves to force its ways and culture and mostly via profiteering business upon the world... Then we get all bent out of shape when - ye gads - can you believe it, Mickey is turned against us?!

Shock and horror. OMG or rather WTF! Honestly, get real neocons and other assorted types. Can't have it all ways! Got it? Get it? Good.

This is all about creating hate and fear to get the us stirred up so that even more bad decisions are made.

Wow am I grumpy today.

Edith's Friend said...

This made me think of Dune by Frank Herbert. A little googling led me to this web page, which lays out the arabic roots of FH's work. Here is what the site says about "Muad'Dib," which is the nickname of Paul Atreides, the central character in the story:

The nickname that Paul chooses in the story is Muad'dib, and is said to be the name of the desert mouse who comes at night in the moon light. Although the English pronounciation of this word calls for a long "i", there is an almost exact word in Arabic like it (Mu'adib), which means "private tutor" or "teacher". It used to be that the Caliphs, the rulers of the Muslim world, would hire a Mu'adib to teach their children. The practice seemed to be common for other strata of society as well.

I gotta go back & read that book again!

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force seem so much less of a terror threat now, eh Boston?

dguzman said...

Soon, Jihad will go better with Coke, the night will belong to Muqtada al-Sadr, and every terrorist will want a Hummer. Then what will we do???? Oh wait--the Patriot Act will protect us!

jolie said...

OT a bit - re previous entry.

hey princess, remember me asking how the various arab heads of state viewed condi's presence there - did they wonder why bush would send a woman to talk about issues? I was wondering (no snark for a change) how she really fares in that cultural match-up.

well today I'm reading david ignatius's piece in the wapo and find the answer. she's the fluff. cheney's the enforcer. he goes there to whip dem boys into line:

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may make the headlines with her high-profile diplomatic missions to the Middle East. But for a glimpse at the hidden power plays, follow Vice President Cheney's trip this week to Saudi Arabia."

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Exactly. She's just there for light chatting and photo-ops, exactly what she hilariously (and, let's face it, accurately) accused Nancy Pelosi of doing.