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Tom And Jerry Are Officially Blamed By Egypt For Violence In Middle The East

EGYPT OFFICIAL BLAMES ‘TOM AND JERRY’ CARTOONS FOR VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

CAIRO — Add this to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the Middle East.

“Tom and Jerry” cartoons.

That’s what the head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the audience didn’t take him seriously about his theories on the dim-witted cat and the pesky mouse, he offered two more reasons: video games and violent movies.

 

“Tom and Jerry” portrays “the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him … and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in [the viewer’s] mind that this is natural,” SIS head Salah Abdel Sadek told the audience, according to a translation by the website EgyptianStreets.com

 

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