Arabeyes: Mickey Mouse Must Die..or Maybe Not
A small portrait of the translator Amira Al Hussaini · 16:48 · Middle East & North Africa
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Mickey Mouse must die, declared a Saudi cleric in a television interview. Or perhaps that is not exactly what he said. Regardless, the interview found its way to television screens and newspaper headlines around the world and bloggers are at loggerheads with the issue. Did the cleric literally mean that Mickey Mouse must die or was it just another ploy to sensationalise and poke fun of anything an Arab and a Muslim utters?