Loony Tunes: Egyptian "Donald Duck" Tweets Hate
In most of the world, children's entertainment is about happy, innocent fun, child-friendly education and positive vibes.
Not so in much of the Arab world, where children's TV programs - from cartoons to poetry recitals - are all too often used as a tool to incite violence and hatred.
Who can forget Hamas' answer to Mickey Mouse, Farfur, who together with his co-host Saraa, preached antisemitism and encouraged children to take part in terrorism?
At the time, after seeing how the Islamist terror group had appropriated her father's work to encourage genocidal hatred, Diana Disney Miller - daughter of Walt Disney - voiced her disgust to the New York Daily News:
"...Indoctrinating children like this, teaching them to be evil. The world loves children and this is just going against the grain of humanity... What we're dealing with here is pure evil."
Now, the Egyptian voice of Donald Duck has illustrated how such hatred goes far deeper than a pre-written script, adding his voice to the chorus of hate by tweeting a distinctly non-child-friendly message.
Wael Mansour, who on his profile claims to be an "Egyptian Singer, TV & Radio Host... Official voice of Donald Duck in Disney Middle East," tweeted yesterday that "I truly wish #Israel is demolished, I hate Zionism, I have so much hate inside me with every child they murder or land they seize!"
Media watch organizations such as the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) among others, regularly report on the widespread incitement and antisemitic indoctrination which is often broadcast throughout the Arab and Muslim world, though most western media outlets rarely tend to pick up on it.