Mickey & Hamas TV
Mike Ghouse, May 12, 2007
Using Mickey Mouse to propogate hate among Children is wrong, dead wrong.
In behalf of the World Muslim Congress, we condemn the hate mongering that is contained in the TV program.
In the interest of the well being of Children, and inthe interest of keeping the peace prospects alive, we urge the Hamas Leadership to modify the show to preach peace. We urge the Arab leadership to take this up with the Hamas management and ask them to re-do the show without any hate towards America, Israel or any one. No child should be brainwashed with hate as it is poisonous to the keep the venom in one's heart, and also it is damaging to their future, and is an hindrance to the spirit of co-operation. We also urge the Government of Israel to listen to her people and observe the international law and stop the settlements.
When there is conflict, people on both sides exaggerate and lie, in this case we do not know how wide the audience is and how popular the show is. However, we do know that MEMRI TV puts out a lot of propoganda in the name of research and they are committed to malign the parties they are determined to do. I don't know if an equal amount of hate is spewed out of Israel, if some one has the information, I would welcome it, nothing beats being fair and just.
It is in humanity's intrest to be fair and just.
Special Dispatch— Palestinian Authority / Jihad & Terrorism
May 14, 2007, No. 1584
Hamas TV Insists on Continuing Inciting Children TV Show
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The following are excerpts from a report on the Al-Aqsa TV children's show "The Pioneers of Tomorrow," with the addition of excerpts from the May 11, 2007 show.
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The Al-Aqsa Satellite TV Channel denounced the vicious campaign that is being waged against it, and against its children’s show, "The Pioneers of Tomorrow," which airs every Friday. [Al-Aqsa TV] emphasized its noble message, which aims to produce a believing generation that will bear the noble values and strive to spread goodness and justice in Palestine and the world. Al-Aqsa TV stressed to its viewers that the airing of the show would continue, and announced that the show airs at 4 p.m. Occupied Jerusalem Time every Friday. Al-Aqsa TV talked over the phone with Fathi Hammad, director of the Al-Aqsa media network.
Al-Aqsa Media Network Director Fathi Hamad: The vicious [campaign] that is being waged by the enemies, and especially the Zionist enemy and the American imperialism, is not new. It comes in the framework of the vicious campaign against our Palestinian people, as an addition to the siege placed on our people. Therefore, we are not surprised by this. They want the Palestinian people to renounce its Islamic religion and belief. In response, we say that whenever our Palestinian people resorted to its religion, Allah supported it. Therefore, we will not renounce our faith and our belief, and we will move forward for the sake of Allah. We are holding to this religion because it is the secret of our victory. They try, as much as they can… Not just by waging their attack on the religion in this context, in order to prevent the Islamic upbringing of the Palestinian children, but they also want this people to renounce all its Islamic foundations. They are the ones who called to remove the jihad verses that appear in the Palestinian school curricula. Therefore, we cannot accept this.
From “The Pioneers of Tomorrow” show:
Hazem: "Not just the Palestinian child, but also the Iraqi child, as you can see. They kill and slaughter the children and the women. Whoever followed the news yesterday could see the fetus and its mother… I'm sure you saw that, Saraa."
Saraa: "Yes, this was very moving."
Hazem: "They are doing it in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in Palestine, and a while ago they were doing it in Lebanon. The situation is very difficult. Nevertheless, Hadil, Allah willing, the day Islam rules the world, there will be justice, love, and peace, and all the people will love one another. That is history."
Farfour, a Mickey Mouse character in a tuxedo: "Hazem…"
Hazem: "Yes, my friend… "
Farfour: "Who is this Islam – is it my uncle on my father’s side or on my mother’s side?"
Hazem: "Islam is our religion, in which there is love, goodness, and peace."
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PLANNED MUSLIMS RESPONSE TO QUR'AN BURNING BY PASTOR JONES ON 9/11/13 IN MULBERRY, FLORIDA
We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.
Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”
God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.
We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration (www.UnitydayUSA.com) held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.
Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.
As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.
We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.
We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.
We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.
Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.
Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.
We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.
The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.