I was entertained by Tom and Jerry for hours as a child. Little did I know they were poisoning my young brain.
Sheikh Muhammad Munajid claimed the mouse is "one of Satan's soldiers" and makes everything it touches impure.
But he warned that depictions of the creature in cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, and Disney's Mickey Mouse, had taught children that it was in fact loveable.
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.
Holy shit. How are we supposed to kill cartoons? One of the main cartoon character rules is that you can't kill them. Has this asshole even seen Tom and Jerry? If those idiots could have died, they would have.
"According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry?"
Oh, that's easy. All children want to take Jerry and rub him over their naked bodies.
"Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases."
I'm going to need you to lighten up a bit, Muhammad. Oh, and learn the difference between actual creatures and drawings.