Saudi Arabian cleric issues fatwa against Mickey Mouse

Duncan Riley - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 4:00 p.m. ET

A Saudi Arabian cleric has issued a fatwa against Mickey Mouse, saying the much loved Disney character must die.

Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed that Mickey is “one of Satan’s soldiers” and that he makes everything he touches impure.

According to The Telegraph, The cleric, a former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC, said that under Sharia, both household mice and their cartoon counterparts must be killed during a religious affairs programme broadcast on al-Majd TV, an Arab television network.

The cleric did admit though that Mickey Mouse did have a bright side, saying that “Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.”

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