Muhammad "Mickey" Munajid – the mouse-maligning mufti

Muhammad "Mickey" Munajid – the mouse-maligning mufti September 16, 2008

Last month we carried the story of loopy Saudi cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid condemning all the naked female flesh on display at the “bikini” Olympics. Well, he’s at it again, only this time the target of his righteous wrath is somewhat smaller: the common mouse. Apparently it is “one of Satan’s soldiers”.

"Mickey" Munajid squeaks something about sharia on Saudi TV
'Mickey' Munajid squeaks something about sharia on Saudi TV
Speaking on a religious affairs programme broadcast on al-Majd TV, Sheikh “Mickey” Munajid said:

The Shari’a refers to the mouse as “little corrupter,” and says it is permissible to kill it in all cases. It says that mice set fire to the house, and are steered by Satan. The mouse is one of Satan’s soldiers and is steered by him. If a mouse falls into a pot of food – if the food is solid, you should chuck out the mouse and the food touching it, and if it is liquid – you should chuck out the whole thing. Because the mouse is i-m-p-u-r-e!

Predictably, the kooky cleric goes on to attack Western culture for making these filthy little demons look cute and innocent:

According to Islamic law, the mouse is a repulsive, corrupting creature. How do you think children view mice today – after Tom and Jerry? Even creatures that are repulsive by nature, by logic, and according to Islamic law have become wonderful and are loved by children. Even mice. Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.

OK, Mr Mouse Hater – let’s apply some of your own “logic” to the case. If mice are supposed to be the agents of Satan, how come they don’t wear bikinis? Hmm? Answer that one if you can!

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  • Should we be surprised that rats don’t like mice?

  • Lenny Longlegs

    That you should be wary of food that a mouse has had good nibble at seems fairly sensible if you a bedouin. It’s a great leap from hygiene to deciding that they are an agent of Satan. It takes an even greater leap of the imagination to see the anthropomorphic Micky Mouse as the evil one! What about maggots, weevils, cockroaches, and other ‘nasties’? What does Sharia have to say about these agents of darkness?

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  • carlo

    maybe they’re jealous about the fact that mice and rats can survive to nuclear war while they cannot 😛

  • Valdemar

    ‘according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.’
    Now mice are filthy kaffurs as well? I wonder how many other species/genera have a fatwah on them?
    Not a big Disney fan, here, but I would rather the whole world were turned into one big consumer theme park than than give way to loons like this.
    But I forgot – Saudi ‘educational’ material is now in mosques all over Britain. So while we mock this, thousands of kids are getting it as gospel.


    In my mind, I’m picturing all these little mice scampering around a house, their fur on fire. Meanwhile, back in hades, satan uses a radio-controller to guide them around like little toy race cars!
    How can anyone believe this cleric? All he’s good for is a good laugh!

  • ziggy

    ……. and let us not forget that we were recently informed that dogs are also bad, bad, bad

  • Stuart H.

    Guess this makes him a Micky Mouse mufti then

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  • What if the mouse converts to Islam? Should we still kill it?

  • Hammam

    This is a false propaganda, sheikh munajid said
    listen to him by yourself