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Feb 27, 2006 10:24 am


KLAUSNER: BOLKHARI WRONG ON MICE AND JEWS



Bolkhari, the Cultural Advisor to Iranian Education Ministry and Member of Interfaith Organization gave a lecture on Iranian TV in which he asserted that Tom and Jerry were A Jewish Conspiracy designed to improve the image of Mice because Jews were considered mice in Europe. Apparently, he was not only wrong in asserting that Walt Disney was Jewish but Professor Sam Kalusner notes that while it is"true that the image was used in Europe but the Muslims can claim prior ownership. It is related in Al-Bukharia and Muslim on the authority of Abu Haraira that the prophet said:"

"A tribe of the Beni Isra'il is missing and it is not known what has become of it. I am of the opinion that they were none but rats. Do not you see that if the milk of the camel is placed before rats they do not drink it but if the milk of she-goats or ewes is placed before them they drink it?

An-Nawawi and others state that the meaning of this is that the flesh and milk of camels was declared unlawful for the Beni Isra'il whilst the flesh and milk of goats and sheep was lawful: the fact, therefore, of rats not drinking the milk of camels and their drinking the milk of she-goats and ewes, indicates that they are a transformed form of the Beni Isra'il." (Al-Damiri)



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