Friday, June 21, 2013

Muslim Terror Doll Is Funny?

If you think 'death by suicide bomber' makes a great greeting card, you may find this story disturbingly funny...
A US card company has used an educational toy meant for Muslim girls, for a terror-themed birthday card!
A doll in a pink hijab or headscarf is depicted on the card saying things like 'Pull string for message IF YOU DARE!' and 'She'll love you to death!' insinuating the innocent-looking doll is packing a load of C4 under her dress. Inside: 'Hope your birthday is a BLOW OUT!'
The card's based on a real doll for Muslim girls - the Aamina Muslim Doll, which speaks Arabic phrases - created to teach Muslim and Arab culture with toys.
But that message has been corrupted into a joke greeting card by NobleWorks Inc. The card (first released in 2011) was only recently noticed in a Chicago novelty store by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which claims it 'criminalises' their culture: "Islamophobic generalisations and negative stereotypes often hurt those most visibly perceived as Muslim, and women wearing the hijab are often the group hit the hardest."
Innocent educational dolls

On its website, NobleWorks publisher Ron Kanfi says he strives to impart "a sick, provocative, and sometimes controversial spin" to politics, religion, and current events: "As our motto goes: 'F**k 'em if they can't take a joke!' " Riiigghhtt.
The card's since been removed from the website. Couldn't risk a bomb doll through the window, huh, Ron?

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