The rise of ISIS and other groups has left the entire region of the Middle East in smoking ruins with tens of thousands of innocent victims. So when the head of Egypt’s State Information Service Salah Abdel Sadek said at Cairo University that he had traced the source for such violence, many thought that they would hear a frank discussion of Islamic extremism. Yet, instead of Bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the culprit proved (at least in part) to be none of than Tom and Jerry.
Sadek told the audience that the cartoon characters portrayed “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.”
So all those ISIS fanatics cutting off the heads of prisoners, raping girls, and destroying historic sites were set off by a cartoon mouse and cat? No other influence that might be a bit more relevant or material?
Sadek however did not stop there. There is also video games. Don’t forget about video games: “It has become very normal for a young man to spend long hours playing video games, killing and spilling blood, and he’s happy and content.”
Well, that wraps it up. Get rid of that cat, mouse, and video games and young men might stop lopping off heads and blowing up markets. I should have known that it is Western culture and influences that has produced such homicidal maniacs.
It also explains all of those ISIS videotapes showing prisoners being killed with trash lids and waffle irons: