Thursday, May 10, 2007

Say It Ain't So Mickey!

If you have lived or traveled abroad then you know that just about everywhere you go there are knock-offs. Sometimes its Burger Queen instead of Burger King, or bootleg versions of movies, software, or clothes. You even see bootleg T.V. shows like Sesame Street, but the bootleg Mickey Mouse has taken bootleg to a new level. He isn't trying to plant the seeds of learning or developing socially acceptable manners and traits. He appears to be sowing the seeds of hate in another generation. I can know that the Palestinians are being occupied, but that doesn't justify depriving children a reprieve from reality that isn't overtly tainted by their situation. I could be wrong, and correct me if I am (with verifiable sources of course), their is nowhere that I am aware of where we as Muslims are taught to hate people, and especially by such general terms as ethnicity and nationality. Conversely, we are told not to go to extremes (and yes hate is an extreme), because it may lead us to transgress and it doesn't allow for a situation where Allah may replace harshness with tenderness.

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