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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Farfur dies, but television brainwashing continues in Middle East

Farfur, the Palestinian Mickey Mouse parody from the TV show "Tomorrow's Pioneers" - geared towards teaching Palestinian children how to kill Israelis was killed himself on July 13th, during the show (by a Jew, of course). He was replaced by Nahoul, Farfur's bumblebee cousin, and is taking over as martyr.

From the Jerusalem Post:
Farfur, the life-size Mickey Mouse lookalike, was killed in a recent episode, murdered off-screen by an Israeli interrogator infuriated by the mouse's heroic refusal to sell his homeland for lots of money to the Jews.

"Yes, our children friends, we lost our dearest friend, Farfur," the program's little girl host, Saraa, who must be all of 10, told her viewers sadly. "Farfur turned to a martyr while protecting his land. He turned into a martyr at the hands of the criminals and murderers. The murderers of the innocent children... You saw that the Jews let Farfur die as a martyr."
Regardless of your feelings towards the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, this stuff is pretty sick. If you've ever wondered why "solving the middle east conflict" has proved so difficult for the United States, maybe they should first look at what the countries are teaching their children.

(links to Farfur's history: here, here, here, and here)

To see how bad it has gotten, watch the original You-Tube video of Farfur. There is some controversy that it has been poorly translated, but I have spoken with some fellow bloggers that speak Arabic, and they said that while there are a few translation issues, the content is the same, and the words are equally creepy in Arabic.

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