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Aug 27, 2008
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Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid: Mickey Mouse Must Die!

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Source: Al-Majd TV (Saudi Arabia)

In a religious TV show, Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid discussed the position of Islamic law with regard to mice, saying that since they were "steered by Satan," it was permissible to kill it. "How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry?" he asked. "Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases."


Following is an excerpt from the program, which aired on Al-Majd TV on August 27, 2008:

Muhammad Al-Munajid: What is the position of Islamic law with regard to mice? The Shari'a refers to the mouse as "little corrupter," and says it is permissible to kill it in all cases. It says that mice set fire to the house, and are steered by Satan. The mouse is one of Satan's soldiers and is steered by him. If a mouse falls into a pot of food – if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid – you should chuck out the whole thing. Because the mouse is i-m-p-u-r-e!

According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry? Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice. Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.