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."
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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?