Global Note: May 28, 2007

That's no Mickey Mouse. Farfur, a Hamas creation that resembles the popular Disney icon, preaches worldwide Islamic supremacy and fierce anti-Semitism to children each week on Palestinian television. Although the Palestinian Information Minister suspended Farfur's show, which debuted in April, a Hamas-run station that airs the program has defied the order. One lesson from the show, Tomorrow's Pioneers: after Farfur fails a test, he says, "I'm calling on all children to read more and more to prepare for exams because the Jews don't want us to learn."


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