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Mickey Mouse Can Live!

We posted about a London Telegraph article recently in which they reported that Muslim cleric Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid had declared that Mickey Mouse is “one of Satan’s soldiers” and must die. That cleric has now released a YouTube video in which he says that his words were translated inappropriately and that it would be silly to claim that a cartoon character should die. It’s clear in the original video, even with the misleading translation, that he’s not referring to cartoon mice, but people will hear what they want to hear. Now, if only the cleric would release a video explaining how he achieves those amazing CG backgrounds in his videos.

(Thanks, Sam, for pointing this out in the comments section)

  • boosh

    Is that…is that Horatio Sanz?

  • Davidd

    Well sheesh, everyone knows that ALL mice are Satan’s soldiers, and that Mickey is merely their half-starved spokesmodel, a privileged symbol of cat starvation for everyone to idolize!

    I mean really, after 100 years of scratching nonsense on chalkboards, can’t the media stop portraying mice in a way that irreligiously mocks people’s cats?

    It amounts to an endorsement of animal abuse, plain and simple.

  • Glad that’s cleared up.

    I’m still going to hell for capturing human images in art, lying about characters being alive, and for playing god… but animation is too alluring for me to give up my wicked ways :[

  • Pedro Nakama

    That’s not Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid. That’s Tom Sito trying out his Halloween costume.

  • Abdul Elah

    Well handled.

    But you know, when I first read about this issue I remembered the late George Carlin who did hope Mickey Mouse died in an alley with his hand in Goofy’s pants. XD

  • Gerard de Souza

    Did you see him disappear at the end? How’d he do that?


  • Brannigan’s Law

    Ah, because threatening the lives of the people that don’t believe in the same thing that guy does isn’t as ridiculous as killing a cartoon character.