Mickey Mouse must die, a Saudi Jihadist has declared.

Saudi cleric Sheikh Muhammad Munajid has claimed the cartoon mouse – as well as Tom and Jerry – are nothing more than "Satan‘s soldiers."

The former diplomat at the Saudi embassy in Washington DC said that under Sharia both real mice and their animated counterparts must be killed.   Munajid was teaching Islam’s views on -al-Majad TV, an Arabic net when he made his startling declaration of war.

According to a translation, Munajid said, "The mouse is impure… a repulsive corrupting creature – one of Satan’s soldiers and is steered by him.

"How do children view mice today after Tom and Jerry?

"Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases!"

Recently Munajid condemned the Beijing Olympiad as the "bikini Olympics" claiming nothing made his Satanic Majesty happier than seeing females dressed in skimpy attire.