I first saw this story at SDA.
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: real life is stranger than the movies and you just can't make this stuff up.
Tom and Jerry are secretly a part of the vast Jewish conspiracy to over take the world, hoard money, erase memories and perhaps steal a piece of cheese or two.
According to [Bolkhari] "Tom and Jerry" was created to irradicate the association between mice and Jews created in the minds of Europeans by Hitler.
Apparently, "The Jewish Walt Disney Company" (take that Hanna Barbera) gained international fame with this cartoon because the antics of the cat and mouse (especially the mouse. Who knew Jerry was so sinister?) were so cute. The cartoon was invented to erase the association of mice and Jews created by Hitler. If this were actually true, I don't see what the problem would be anyway, but let's just examine this a little closer, shall we?
Professor Hasan Bolkhari is a member of the Film Council of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, a cultural advisor to the Iranian Education Ministry and an "interfaith activist."
Translation: Bolkhari is one of those guys responsible for brainwashing the general Iranian public. He was given a fancy title and an "education" and then let loose to spread his lunacy.
Now behold his "argument." So professorial.
"Watch Schindler's List. Every Jew was forced to wear yellow star on his clothing. The Jews were degraded and termed 'dirty mice.' Tom and Jerry was made in order to change the Europeans' perception of mice. One of terms used was 'dirty mice.' "
Watch Schindler's List?
How about read a history book? I mean, Schindler's List is good and is based on fact, but as a professor, shouldn't you be advising people to read about the Holocaust?
Oh wait. He doesn't believe it existed and books are for burning anyway.
I love that he thinks Tom and Jerry was created by Walt Disney. Clearly he's never seen the cartoon, much less looked at the credits. It's sad that a guy like this can find an audience for his vile rhetoric.