World Tom and Jerry Cartoon Responsible For the Rise of ISIS - Egyptian Official



A top Egyptian state official, Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadek has blamed Tom and Jerry, the feuding cat-and-mouse duo from the classic children's cartoon for the rise of ISIS.

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Sadek who is head of Egypt's Information Service said, the cartoon as well as video games and 'violent' movies helped to spark violence and extremism across the Arab world; DAILY MAIL reports.

During a speech at a conference called "The Media and the Culture of Violence" at Cairo University, Sadek said, "[Tom and Jerry] portrays the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him … and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in [the viewer’s] mind that this is natural. ''