The West Bank: A Magic Kingdom


Fox News reports on the most disturbing appropriation of a Disney icon since the heyday of Tijuana bibles:

A Mickey Mouse look-alike named Farfur is teaching Palestinian children the ABCs of terror on Hamas' official television station, Al-Aqsa TV.

On the weekly program "Tomorrow's Pioneers," Farfur and a young girl name Saraa' tell children to pray five times each day and drink their milk, while urging the children to "resist" the "oppressive invading Zionist occupation."

"Instead of being entertained, they're being indoctrinated," Itamar Marcus, the director of Palestinian Media Watch, told FOX News.

Bob Levin's classic 2004 Reason story about Disney's war on the counterculture—on stuff that probably offends its honchos less than this—is here. Jesse Walker interviewed Mickey in the aftermath of the Eldred decision.

UPDATE: Via Grand Chalupa, here's the awesome video.