Mickey Mouse must die. Says who? Oh, come on, you can guess this one.
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.
Mr Munajid was asked to give Islam's teaching on mice during a religious affairs programme broadcast on al-Majd TV, an Arab television network.
Harsh. But, apparently, just as Tinky-Winky taught teh gay and Murphy Brown taught people to hate fathers, cute mice teach tolerance for filth:
"According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry?
Actually Jerry made me think that mice are assholes.
I eagerly await a fatwah on truly irritating cartoons, though. Where's the death threats for the freakishly proportioned Family Circus children? The pathological Cathy? That unforgivably unfunny neocon duck?
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