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Saturday, August 18, 2007

PETA Attacks Hamas For All The Wrong Reasons

Gaza-based Hamas TV, al-Aqsa -- the same station that brought us a character, Farfur, who resembled Mickey Mouse and advocated Palestinian attacks against Israelis until he was "beaten to death" by an actor depicted as an Israeli -- has caught the wrath of PETA.

No, PETA isn't the least bit concerned that al-Aqsa is actively teaching youngsters to kill Jews. They've got their undies in a knot over an al-Aqsa segment that just went too far in teaching kiddies not to be cruel to animals. Reuters:

"It's shocking and sickening," said Martin Mersereau, manager of the domestic animal abuse division of U.S.-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Speaking to Reuters by telephone, he said PETA was drafting a letter of protest to the Gaza-based al-Aqsa television station, which aired the show -- aimed at teaching children not to abuse animals -- last week.

A segment of the program was posted on the YouTube video-sharing Web site after being recorded and translated by pro-Israeli group Palestinian Media Watch. ...

The YouTube clip shows an actor dressed as a bee mistreating a cat and lions at Gaza Zoo. In the studio, he is reprimanded by the program's host, who cautions children against mimicking the bee's "terrible" behavior.

"Any lessons meant to be contained in this segment are almost certainly lost on most children, who are more likely to imitate people they see treating animals cruelly rather than understand this behavior is wrong," Mersereau said.

If Mersereau can see this, he can certainly see that any child watching the Farfur clip or any of the other violent antisemitic propaganda al-Aqsa airs would be more likely to imitate the people they see espousing the killing of Jews rather than to understand that this behavior is wrong.

Apparently, PETA isn't antisemitic; if it were, and it didn't consider Jews to be fully human, it would rally for their protection. But thinking Jews mere humans, PETA finds itself admonishing the Palestinians for taunting some animals, but not admonishing them for blowing up buses filled with school kids.

Welcome to the wonderful world of secular relativism.

Hat-tip: Commenter Robert

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