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Global: Babbling Doll Offensive to American Parents

If you think that the incomprehensible sounds babies make mean nothing, think again. Keeping up with the times, the blogopshere is abuzz over Fisher-Price’s Baby Cuddle and Coo doll, which allegedly proclaims: “Islam is the light.” Many parents in the US are outraged and some shops have even pulled the ‘offensive’ doll off the shelves.

From the US, Mike Mozart of Jeepersmedia asks his audiences to “listen and decide”:

Having heard all she needs to hear, American Progressive Muslima News notes:

The haters have reached new lows of Islamophobic stupidity with allegations that Fisher-Price’s “Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo” doll invokes Satan AND proclaims “Islam is the Light.” (Note to the gullible: a so-called Islamic doll would not gurgle phrases like “Satan is King.”)

I listened to the clip of this doll and could not detect any words — just baby-like babbling.

She further remarks:

Give. Me. A. Break.

From Morocco, Myrtus adds:

Listen to the doll and hear what it says….

“Islam is the light”?

or

“it's mommy's delight”?

or

something else.

Commenting on the incident, Global Voices Online Morocco author Jillian York writes on Kabobfest:

To most of us, just yet another annoying doll that makes unrealistic sounds and drives parents crazy.
But to one community of Midwesterners, this doll is a terrorist.

[…]

According to Tulsa, Oklahoma's KJRH, Baby Cuddle and Coo utters, among other things, “Islam is the light.” (Incidentally, you can hear the track right here; I can clearly hear the word “night” or “light” but otherwise have no idea what these nuts are talking about).

York continues:

Yeah. So let's suppose for a moment that the doll is in fact saying “Islam is the light.” Clearly, that must mean that Fisher Price is secretly owned by terrorists, aligned with Obama, and intent on world domination. Clearly.

Or, it could mean that some dude had a little too much fun one day at the Fisher Price factory.

And finally, Aussie Dave, from Israel, has a different take. In a post entitled Infidoll, he writes:

Meet the Fisher-Price “Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo.”

Or you may know it by its factory name “Little Freaky Doll That Digs Allah and Satan.”

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