’Tom and Jerry responsible for Egypt violence’

’Tom and Jerry responsible for Egypt violence’
Riot police officers stand during a protest against restrictions on the press and to demand the release of detained journalists, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday. (REUTERS)
Updated 06 May 2016
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’Tom and Jerry responsible for Egypt violence’

’Tom and Jerry responsible for Egypt violence’

CAIRO: An Egyptian government official has blamed the animated “Tom and Jerry” series for allegedly spreading a culture of violence.
The accusations by Salah Abdel-Sadek, head of State Information Service, which is affiliated with the presidency, came at a forum held in Cairo this week.
Abdel-Sadek told academics, media specialists, and public figures who had gathered to discuss violence that video games and cartoons are to blame.
He said children see Tom Cat and Jerry Mouse “beat and blow up with explosives” one another and “in their minds, they see this as normal.”