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Tom and Jerry cartoon to blame for Middle East violence: Top Egyptian official

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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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I know this sounds like the Onion but a top Egyptian official blamed -wait for it- Tom and Jerry for the violence in the Middle East



Tom and Jerry cartoons and video games are behind a rising tide of violence in the Middle East, Egypt’s top intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

“[The cartoon] portrays violence in a funny manner, and gives the impression that, yes, I can hit him, and I can blow him up with explosives,” Salan Abdel Sadeq told the audience at a conference titled “The Media and the Culture of Violence,” at Cairo University.

Tom and Jerry, a popular US children’s cartoon from the 1940s, depicts a long-running slapstick battle between a cat and a mouse during which each uses increasingly outlandish methods to defeat one another.

Abdel Sadeq, head of Egypt’s State Information Service, also said that video games are partly to blame for violence and extremism in the region. “Video games are spreading…it has become normal for a young man to sit for long hours playing video games, killing and spilling blood. He is happy and content with that.”

The official also warned that Egypt’s internal media production, though produced for a domestic audience, has an impact on the country’s international image. Despite warning against the dangers of violent video games and cartoons that normalise violence, the Egyptian government is not understood to be planning to censor such output. The official’s comments have been greeted with ridicule on social media. -


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posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Tom and Jerry also had the super racist black maid stereotype.
Are we to blame Tom and Jerry for racism?



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 09:50 PM
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Cartoon violence isn't real violence. As far as mindset American one has been purposely formed against the Arabs for as long as they been pumping oil. Tell them not to tune into Ali Baba Bugs…



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: starwarsisreal

Tom and Jerry also had the super racist black maid stereotype.
Are we to blame Tom and Jerry for racism?


Next Speedy Gonzales will be blamed for illegals running over the border.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:48 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

Cartoon violence isn't real violence. As far as mindset American one has been purposely formed against the Arabs for as long as they been pumping oil. Tell them not to tune into Ali Baba Bugs…


"Open Saskatchewan?" - LOL amazes me how WB included a CANADIAN PROVINCE in this clip...I am sure that put Canada on the map in a hurry



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 10:57 PM
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So it's official then. Muslims are without a doubt, retarded.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 11:14 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

so are you really sure about the source? this just seems like a joke



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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Don't hate on Mammy Two Shoes. She was my favorite character and a strong, independent black woman who had to deal with a lazy cat and a mouse problem.
a reply to: rollanotherone



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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a reply to: TheToastmanCometh

Ohe noes deerh lowd!!! I's see's uh rat!!!

Soooo bad! But appropriate for the time.



posted on May, 7 2016 @ 11:45 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable

originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: starwarsisreal

Tom and Jerry also had the super racist black maid stereotype.
Are we to blame Tom and Jerry for racism?


Next Speedy Gonzales will be blamed for illegals running over the border.


Let's not forget the transgender over tones of bugs dressing up in women's clothes to fool Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

agenda 21






posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:47 AM
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Porky pig was banned for wearing no clothes in a few towns in USA as well as a couple other countries in the 60's? not sure about the year..

But this is kind of ridiculous. Are they trying to convince us that Cartoons are the reason they blow each others heads off? Beyond Crazy is right.
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 12:53 AM
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Is you is or is you ain't my baby.
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 01:45 AM
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If this is true then, I despair of the human race.

Really??

So The RoadRunner is probably to blame for people speeding in cars, Elmer Fudd is to blame for mass gun shootings, and Pepe Le Pew is to blame for world overpopulation - the world's problems all explained by blaming them on cartoons.

I am off to have a nice cup of tea now, I think I deserve it.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 01:52 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

Haram pig!

Reminded me of this guy, hysterical so many people took him seriously.




posted on May, 8 2016 @ 01:54 AM
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a reply to: 1984hasarrived

It's the way it was.

And they would have got away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 01:57 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

lmao! oh this made me laff. Thankyou i needed that!



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: awareness10

Haram pig!

Reminded me of this guy, hysterical so many people took him seriously.



i think this as something to reach out and understand one anothers views but i cant sop laughing
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posted on May, 8 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: awareness10

you too then i dont feel bad.



posted on May, 8 2016 @ 02:02 AM
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a reply to: malevolent




i think think this as something to reach out and understand one anothers views but i cant sop laughing


As I recall he actually just did this as a joke for his friend and it blew up.




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