Hamas Mickey?

I don’t know why it surprises me that Hamas would use a Mickey Mouse look-a-like to promote their violent, anti-Semitic and anti-American dogma. I guess I always thought of Mickey as… I don’t know….. off limits to stuff like this. Obviously I was wrong.

This morning the Associated Press was reported the following:

Hamas militants have enlisted the iconic Mickey Mouse to broadcast their message of Islamic dominion and armed resistance to their most impressionable audience—little kids.

A giant black-and-white rodent—named “Farfour,” or “butterfly,” but unmistakably a Mickey rip-off—does his high-pitched preaching against the U.S. and Israel on a children’s show run each Friday on Al-Aqsa TV, a station run by Hamas. The militant group, sworn to Israel’s destruction, shares power in the Palestinian government.

“You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists,” Farfour squeaked on a recent episode of the show, which is titled, “Tomorrow’s Pioneers.”

“We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem, God willing, liberate Iraq, God willing, and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers.”

Children call in to the show, many singing Hamas anthems about fighting Israel.

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that Hamas, who hates the west, would resort to using a widely recognized media icon of the west to reach out to their own children?