July 20, 2007 - Never doubt Hamas. They came through after all. They finally terminated the odious Farfur Mouse, lover of children and nemesis of Jews and Christians.
Farfur made his exit in grand fashion. In the last episode, aired on June 29, Farfur's dying grandpa gave his heir the deed to his old house in what is now Tel Aviv. When the intrepid Farfur tried to reclaim his property from the "filth of the criminal, plundering Jews," the bad Israeli bureaucrat punched his lights out. No more Farfur.
Saraa' the show's teenage hostess pronounced the death, declaring that "Farfur was turned into a martyr at the hands of criminals and murderers of innocent children." She continued: "The Jews let Farfur die as a martyr. What do you want to say to the Jews? We don't like the Jews because they are dogs! We will fight them!" Sleep tight, kiddies.
Well, that's what the critics of this hate show wanted. An end to Farfur.
But there is no time for tears. On July 13, only two weeks following Farfur's demise, a new and worthy companion made his debut. Looking like a cross between Barney the Dinosaur and The Bug That Ate Cleveland, he is: Nahoul the Bee!
Astonished, Saraa' cries out: "Who are you! And where did you come from?" High above her a squeaky whine replies: "I am Nahoul." "Nahoul who?" she asks. Answers the squeak: "I'm Nahoul, Farfur's cousin." With the Dome of the Rock on his dome, he is dressed for jihad.
We never get an explanation of how a mouse got a bee for a cousin. At least Nahoul doesn't infringe the Disney copyright. We get the message quickly as the scene unfolds:
Saraa': What do you want?
Nahoul: I want to continue the path of my cousin Farfur.
Saraa': How do you want to do this?
Nahoul: I want to be in every episode with you on the Pioneers of Tomorrow show, just like Farfur. I want to continue in the path of Farfur – the path of Islam, of heroism, of martyrdom, and of the mujahideen [jihad warriors]. Me and my friends will follow in the footsteps of Farfur. We will take revenge upon the enemies of Allah, the killers of the prophets and of the innocent children, until we liberate al-Aqsa from their impurity. We place our trust in Allah.
Saraa' (smiling warmly): Welcome, Nahoul!
Nahoul descends and gazes at Saraa' suggestively as the scene closes.
And we thought Farfur was dead!
How many boycotts of Israel will it take before Hamas stops filling Palestinian children so full of hate that any chance for peace is destroyed?
Al-Aqsa TV. "Nahoul the Bee Replaces Farfour - Hamas Mickey Mouse." July 13, 2007.
Kay, Jonathan. "Hamas's Mascot of Death." National Post, July 3, 2007.
MEMRI TV Monitor Project Transcript. "Nahoul the Bee Replaces Farfour - Hamas Mickey Mouse - and Vows to Continue on His Path of Martyrdom and Jihad." Middle East Media Research Institute, TV Monitor Project Clip No. 1510, July 13, 2007.
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