Burqa Barbie

Bestseller in Mideast: Barbie With a Prayer Mat (NYT)

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 21 – In the last year or so, Barbie dolls have all but disappeared from the shelves of many toy stores in the Middle East. In their place, there is Fulla, a dark-eyed doll with, as her creator puts it, “Muslim values.”

Fulla roughly shares Barbie’s size and proportions, but steps out of her shiny pink box wearing a black abaya and matching head scarf. She is named after a type of jasmine that grows in the Levant, and although she has an extensive and beautiful wardrobe (sold separately, of course), Fulla is usually displayed wearing her modest “outdoor fashion.”

My guess is that this Western toy will be accepted so long as any young Muslim girl who removes Barbie’s hijab is stoned to death. (did I say that out loud?)

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  1. Mark says:

    No, but you typed it out loud. HAHA.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week!

  2. Leopold Stotch says:

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week!

    Ok, so what’s the dinner special?

  3. An Interested Party says:

    Don’t be coy and cute about it…if you think Islam is practiced in a barbaric way, just say so…

  4. Ron Wright says:

    A Little Dark Secret of Arabic Islam

    Don’t be coy and cute about it…if you think Islam is practiced in a barbaric way, just say so…

    DAH! Barbaric that’s too kind! See this post:

    Titan’s of the Blogos,

    See this comment I just posted in a thread at Roger L. Simon’s in line with what the Gay Patriot is saying as well. LGF just had a similar thread yst.

    This is the Achilles hill of the enemy in the GWOT.

    The Blogos needs to drive this message home. The Blogos now has the power to carry this message. The MSM and the MRL (Roger’s term for modern radical left) can’t ignore this or justify this behavior.

    These dirty little practices of the Islamofascist world are abhorrent and unconscionable to the majority of Western people no matter what their political leanings may be. This is pure Evil incarnate that has no place in the 21st Century.

    This is no religion of peace as we know it if those who do these practices find justification for these acts in this religion.

    This can be the unifying issue that causes the modern world to close ranks and to defeat the enemy in the GWOT and wipe this pathological ideology of hate and evil from the face of this earth.


    Here’s the link to Roger’s site: