Thursday, September 18, 2008

The New Age of Enlightenment Emanating From.....Saudi Arabia!

Taking the Mickey
A Saudi cleric has condemned Disney's lovable cartoon mouse. What could the big-eared rodent possibly have done to offend?

Ariane Sherine, Wednesday September 17 2008

"We've had blasphemous teddy bears and sacrilegious frogs, but this week a new religious animal quivered in the spotlight, as a Saudi cleric insisted that all mice should be killedincluding Mickey Mouse. Sheikh Muhammad Munajid was seemingly unmoved by having the same initials as the cartoon character, and announced that under sharia law "the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature", before insisting that even its cartoon variants should die, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "taking the Mickey"......"

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