In an interview aired recently on Saudi television, a scholar claimed children’s TV shows and cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse are all part of a Jewish-Zionist conspiracy to destroy the moral values of humanity.

“A normal child, who has been watching TV from the age of two, has been assaulted by all kinds of films,” Nabil Hammad said in excerpts of the May 15 interview on Iqraa TV, provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). “How did the ‘sagging’ pants fashion ever emerge? The men wear their pants so low that their private parts are exposed. This fashion originated on the Cartoon Network channel. The Cartoon Network aired a film showing the longest spit. What kind of education do we provide?”

“It is not only the future generations of the Islamic world that are destroyed — the moral values of humanity are destroyed,” Hammad claimed.

Hammad, a former director of the Saudi channel, then referred to Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch, who he said was a loathsome character” who should not serve as a role model for children.

“Another example is the character of Cookie Monster. He eats like a slob,” he said.

Hammad then came to the meat of the matter: A Zionist “conspiracy to destroy humanity and its moral values.”

“All the global film companies — note that I say “all” not “most” — all the global film companies are owned by Jews,” he explained.

“Why did they produce Mickey Mouse?” Hammad reasoned. “Why did they focus on a mouse? There is a plan to destroy human thought and all of humanity…Mickey Mouse, the rodent, became a hero and a superstar. The destruction of human morality is an old Zionist-Jewish scheme.

Hammad also alleged that Jewish schemers posing as Christians and Muslims were behind attempts to corrupt and destroy those two religions from within.

The Saudi scholar went on to list a long line of prominent Western figures who he said were part of this conspiracy: Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, Émile Durkheim and Jean-Paul Sartre.

“They were all Zionist Jews, Hammad said, then corrected himself. “Except for Nietzsche, who was a Christian Zionist.”