Friday, September 19, 2008

Get 'im, Sheeba!


Mickey Mouse is a corrupting influence and must die, a Muslim cleric has declared.

By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent 
15 Sep 2008

Sheikh Muhammad Munajid warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Disney's Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact lovable. [He] claimed the mouse is "one of Satan's soldiers" and makes everything it touches impure.

But he warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, and Disney's Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact lovable.

The cleric, a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, said that under Sharia, both household mice and their cartoon counterparts must be killed.

Mr Munajid was asked to give Islam's teaching on mice during a religious affairs programme broadcast on al-Majd TV, an Arab television network.

According to a translation prepared by the Middle East Media Research Institute, an American press monitoring service, he said: "The mouse is one of Satan's soldiers and is steered by him. If a mouse falls into a pot of food--if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid--you should chuck out the whole thing, because the mouse is impure. According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today--after Tom and Jerry? Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice. Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases."

Last month Mr Munajid condemned the Beijing Olympics as the "bikini Olympics", claiming that nothing made Satan happier than seeing females athletes dressed in skimpy outfits.

Ah-hah-hah-hah! You know, I really do believe in respecting others' rights and religions (As long as they don't step on others' rights, and they keep their religion out of our government...remember that whole "separation of church and state" thing? You know...the First Amendment?!), but I'm sorry...this is just plain silly.

I think we all agree that we don't want a mouse--Mickey, Minnie, or any of their evil minions--hanging out in our kitchens. Yuck! We're lucky that Sheeba is a great mouser, and if he catches a mouse in the basement, he brings him up, places him in one of our shoes, and then we can go out on the deck and dump the mouse outside. Sheeba enjoys the hunt, he gets much praise (and treats) for catching the mouse, we don't have to kill the mouse, and we get the mouse out of the house. Everyone's a winner! Hey...if Sheeba is a great mouser, does that make him an Avenging Angel of God?? Jeez, I hope not...he already rules this household. Give him Avenging Angel status and he'll be impossible.

But calling Mickey or any of his country cousins "one of Satan's soldiers?" I can't help it...that's just funny!

And a couple of points. While we may get the occasional mouse in the basement, we aren't so lousy with rodents that we have them falling from the ceiling into our food. If that ever did happen, you can bet I'd throw the whole dang thing out, whether solid or liquid, not just whatever food the mouse touched. I wouldn't care if it was a dozen filet mignons, they'd be gone.

Since when do Muslim clerics call things "awesome?" As in "Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character." Does he mean it as in "awe-inspiring" or in the surfer dude way? "Mickey? Ohhhhh...AWESOME!"

And oh yes...the "Bikini Olympics." I'm sure that Lucifer was sitting on his throne in Hades, glued to NBC's coverage of the Beijing Olympics, chortling in a very evil way and muttering to himself, "Bikinis...eeexcelleeeent. Hey, I wonder if Bob Costas wears a toupee?"


slapinions said...

Funny thing here, because I hate mice with a passion. Last week:

Me: (after accidentally killing a walking stick and getting upset) well, excuse me! I just killed a living thing!

Lisa: And yet you'd kill a mouse without a thought.

Me: that's different! They're the devil's eyes!

* * *

I was referencing a line from Robert Jordan's novels, but I'm assuming this yahoo is serious. I have no qualms with anyones faith, but c'mon. Socialist once argued with me that we needed to be 'extra tolerant' of Islam because it was going through the 'same growing pains' Christianity did 500 years ago. Maybe, but 500 years ago, armed with swords and cannon we conquered two continents and nearly destroyed a people. With nuclear and biological weapons out there, can you imagine what these 'growing pains' might cost the world now?


jimsulliv3 said...

Mickey cannot be slain. He is invincible.


frankandmary said...

I feel better already. At least no one online has ever read an entry of mine & said I was one of Satan's soldiers. A disgusting fornicator who tore a good Irish Catholic man from his family, yes(I swear I didn't. He was divorced. They love me, honest :0), but never one of Satan's soldiers.  I feel almost light hearted about this.

marainey1 said...

Some people can go off the deep end about anything.  Too bad because there really are more important things in the world to worry about.  'On Ya' - ma

buckoclown said...

Devil Mouse - thanks for keeping us protected Sheeba :o)

gen0507 said...

Mickey Mouse???  NO WAY!!!


kaydeejay5449 said...

Go, Sheeba, Go!  Get those evil doers in mouse clothes.  LOL  I find the more   I will never understand the thinking of extreme Muslims or extreme 'any others' for that matter.  To take a swipe at Mickey Mouse is just wrong.  LOL
Hugs, Kathy

shrbrisc said...

ok I love the new game , and mickey mouse well he just rules and I think people are so ridiculious at times it still never seizes to amaze me ..

lv2trnscrb said...

congrats on being a guest editor's pick to you and Ken!!!! (and thanks for your kind words on Koda's journal; (he never lets me take credit for anything, corgis are like that :)

for crying out loud! that was ridiculous thinking of this person!!!!!!!!!

so glad your Sheeba is a good mouser :)

enjoy your weekend!


preciousone25 said...

I did hear about this briefly on the news, and thought "I could NOT have heard that correctly...." so I forgot all about it!!!  UNBELIEVABLE!!!  I love Mickey Mouse!!


sybilsybil45 said...

Over here we have a saying..."taking the mickey"  it means one is telling a funny kind of lie/untruth/joke call it what you like...maybe that was what he was doing !!!!  but then again probably not  LOL....really they don't warrent reading about when they go on like that do they....where is the LOVE in such a speech.

Ah well  on to another day which we hope is going to be another warm and sunny one just like is thick fog at the moment but think it will soon clear.
Love  Sybil xx

solace223 said...

C'mon, you know if there's a Satan, he's a male and he was glued to the women's volleyball just like half the other men around the world.  ;)  And I'm with you, I don't care if that mouse starts dancing and singing, no food it touches is ever going to see anything but the bottom of the trash can.  Hell, even the dancing frog would cause the food to be trashcan food.  <i>hello my baby, hello my darling...<i>  I always loved that frog.  What happens if we kill off all these devils soldiers?  There's always a problem in the ecosystem when something dies off.  What about owls, snakes (oh wait, serpents, satan... killing two birds with one stone... not a good arguement with the snake) fox, coyote, list could go on.  Do they become martyr's in the fight against satan?  Why don't they have a problem with Tom and Jerry beating the ever living shit out of eachother?  No, they just don't the mouse to be seen as cute.  This whole thing made me laugh and made my night.  ;)  I'm having much fun with it in my head.  lol

jhorky said...

Hope you have a freat day and thanks for commenting in my Journal.  Lucy

ally123130585918 said...

Beth thanks for visiting my journal ~ Linda is such a sweet person to plug my Journal ~ and I enjoyed reading yours ~ Mickey Mouse is one of my favourite characters and I am sure he would not corrupt anyone ~ least of all children :o) ~ Ally x

geocachelinda66 said...

I've got one word for this entry...  HA!  :)

wwfbison said...

Now that I have stopped laughing hysterically I can comment.  Rubbish!
I don't think too many people would have to be talked into disposing of food a mouse may have "fallen" into. I guess my garage is a portal to hell seeing I have at least two nests in there at the moment and my cats (all three of them) are way too fat, lazy and well fed to even bother with them.  Forget the angel status on my guys!!!  ;)  This is almost unbelievable.

lisawesmalayna said...

What is this guy thinking? How could he forget the evils of Speedy Gonzales, or Fivel. After all, Fivel is going West!



fowfies said...

So let me get this straight? We Americans are evil because we like Mickey Mouse or Jerry? LOLLLL OH those funny foreigners! I really do think they are nuts you know. I guess they would love my chickens. I flood mouse holes when I find them and the mice come running out and the chickens snatch them up. They love to eat them! It is a gruesome site, but it gives them protein and keeps the mice population way down.  You havent lived til you see two chickens fight over a mouse and tear it in half, kinda like that scene in one of the Jurassic Parks, where they two T Rexs tear that guy in half? I really do enjoy reading you, your a lot of fun! :) Kelly