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A Game of Cat and Mouse

Salah Abdel Sadeq, head of Egypt’s State Information Service, has identified the source of the violence and extremism in the Arab world. At the “Media and Culture of Violence” conference at Cairo University, he explained that TV is to blame — specifically Tom and Jerry cartoons, which condone violence and other bad habits for its viewers. He said video games also contribute to the problem by “normalizing violence” for those who play them. However, Amr Adly, Vice-President of Cairo University for Higher Studies and Research Affairs, said that there are bigger reasons behind the trend, such as a lack of attention to the issue in the country’s laws. (MS/Egyptian Independent) ...This can only be settled by mousetraps and high explosives.
Original Publication Date: 08 May 2016
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