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Iran bans Tom and Jerry cartoons

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has imposed a ban on Tom and Jerry cartoons claiming that it is nothing more than pro-Zionist American propaganda. Speaking to The Persian Insider, Khamenei had this to say:

"If you watch the show carefully you can see the subtle political implications. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Tom represents the Arab world and us the Persians and that Jerry represents the evil Zionist so-called State of Israel. Tom tries his utmost to capture and ultimately eat Jerry but is always unsuccessful. That is symbolic of us and our Arab neighbours continuously trying to destroy Israel yet failing every time. But this is how subtle the Great Satan America is in its propaganda. That pro-Zionist show really makes me angry. That is why the Government of Iran has issued a permanent ban on the highly offensive cartoon. This is how fiendishly cunning the Americans have become in trying to negatively influence our children."

Contacted to give a response to the somewhat bizarre claims by the Ayatollah, President of Cartoon Network which broadcasts Tom and Jerry, Christina Miller said:

"I find it quite laughable that a man whose regime constantly calls for the destruction of the State of Israel, sponsors terrorist anti-Israeli organizations like Hezbollah and who is notorious for referring to the lovely U.S. of A as the Great Satan, has the audacity to be angered by a silly, funny cartoon which only serves to make children laugh, and refers to it as propaganda. But then again, is there ever a time when Ayatollahs aren't angry?"

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#1 @ 5 months ago
by Nation-Guinea fowl - One-off wonder

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

1 comment, registered 3 years ago
#2 @ 5 months ago
by edge degree7 - One-off wonder

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

What a waste of everyone's time, effort and energy.

1 comment, registered 8 months ago
#3 @ 5 months ago
by lip_voice - Ghost

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

4 comments, registered 3 years ago
#4 @ 5 months ago
by Marc Antony Cutler - Writer

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

4 comments, registered 2 years ago
#5 @ 5 months ago
by lip_voice - Ghost

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

4 comments, registered 3 years ago
#6 @ 5 months ago
by Marc Antony Cutler - Writer

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

I GUESS. AND YOUR POINT IS?

4 comments, registered 2 years ago
#7 @ 5 months ago
by edge_turn111 - Quiet veteran

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

Heh-heh. How curious.

17 comments, registered 3 years ago
#8 @ 5 months ago
by lip_voice - Ghost

edge_turn111 wrote

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

Heh-heh. How curious.

YOU'RE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAS TO THINK OF THE CONTRARIAN SCENARIO EVERY TIME. ITS NOT "PLAYING DEVIL'S ADVOCATE" - ITS CALLED BEING A TITWANK. I DIDN'T SAY THAT, IF YOU CARE TO SEEN WHAT I ACTUALLY SAID YOU MIGHT COME AWAY RATHER BETTER INFORMED?

4 comments, registered 3 years ago
#9 @ 5 months ago
by pony_harmony123 - One-off wonder

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

nothing will stop me reading more on laughs end, but this came close.

1 comment, registered 3 years ago
#10 @ 5 months ago
by lip_voice - Ghost

pony_harmony123 wrote

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

nothing will stop me reading more on laughs end, but this came close.

NICE WORK, FUNNY TYPE PERSON. THIS IS THE MOST SUPEREST ITEM I'VE EVER READ.

4 comments, registered 3 years ago
#11 @ 5 months ago
by edge_turn111 - Quiet veteran

pony_harmony123 wrote

lip_voice wrote

tony1976 wrote

lip_voice wrote

Nation-Guinea fowl wrote

This isn't just garbage, it's offensive garbage. There are all sorts of reasons to despise you, and this is one.

HA!

MEH WITH MEH ON TOP. SOMETIMES I WRITE THINGS ON THE INTERNET.

AMUSING. THERE IS PLENTY OF BEAUTIFUL STORIES ON WEB PAGES, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMUSING.

:)

nothing will stop me reading more on laughs end, but this came close.

People claim to have died for our sins. I believe that's relevant somehow. Whatever.

17 comments, registered 3 years ago

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