Category Archives: Middle East

Stealth In the Parking Lot

I did some grocery shopping at lunch today, and on my way back to my car, as I was threading my way through the parking lot, an empty car next to me started rolling forward. Several thoughts ran through my head: Was any part of it going to hit me? What was in it’s path? Other cars? People? Could I catch up to the driver’s door and try to get in to stop it? —

As I was thinking that last thought, I glanced at the driver’s seat again and realized that there was actually a driver after all. It was a small woman wearing what I think was a black niqab and dark glasses.

Man, it’s like they’re frickin’ ninjas

Hamas Cancels a Children’s Show

Everyone these days is talking about the unusual ending to The Sopranos. But when it comes to ending a TV series, David Chase can’t touch Hazim Al-Sha’arawi.

Al-Sha’arawi created Tomorrow’s Pioneers a now-cancelled weekly children’s television show airing on Al-Aqsa TV, the official television station of Hamas, the (ostensibly former terrorist) organization that now runs Palestine. It’s main character is Farfour, an apparent ripoff of Micky Mouse, who discusses elements of the Islamic way of life, such as daily prayers, proper diet, and hating Israel.

In the last episode, Farfour was beaten to death by a Jew.

Update: Video here.