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Muslim Terrorist Doll: Card Painting Hijab-Wearing Girl As Suicide Bomber Angers Civil Rights Group

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Muslim Terrorist Doll: Card Painting Hijab-Wearing Girl As Suicide Bomber Angers Civil Rights Group

A member of a Chicago-area civil rights group made a disturbing discovering when she found a neighborhood card and novelty shop selling a card that depicted a young hijab-wearing Muslim girl — as a terrorist.

The Chicago Monitor, a website associated with the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, reported the card featuring the smiling cartoon girl is covered with messages like, “She’ll love you to death!” and “She’ll blow your brains out!” Inside, the card reads, “Hope your birthday is a blow out!”

A communications coordinator with CAIR-Chicago spotted the card at the Lakeview store He Who Eats Mud — a shop the coordinator told HuffPost Chicago she’s frequented for years.h-MUSLIM-TERRORIST-DOLL-628x314

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director, called the card “moronic” according to CBS Chicago and says he’s heard from plenty of people decrying the card as offensive and feeding into negative stereotypes about Muslims.

“The woman in Massachusetts just two weeks ago that was punched while walking her kids for no other reason than wearing a hijab on her head, was because someone thought that because she wears it, she is a terrorist,” Rehab told CBS.

The Monitor called out the card’s ugly inference, noting:

“Notice that nothing identifies this doll as a terrorist in the minds of the card designers other than that she wears a Hijab. Moreover, she — like many Muslim girl who choose to wear the Hijab — is a smiling, non-threatening normal-looking female wearing a pink Hijab and a flower-patterned dress. The unmistakable message behind the “humor” is that even the most peaceful looking Muslims are synonymous and exchangeable with terrorists.”

The card is produced by New-Jersey based company Noble Works, which peddles plenty of greeting cards that arguably push far past the boundaries of good taste. The company outlines its mission on its website, with card creator Ron Kanfi writing:

“Political humor, religion and current events are among the themes to which NobleWorks gives a sick, provocative and sometimes controversial spin. In fact, our other slogan is “Dare to Laugh.” I can only imagine folks and friends, who receive or read our cards, can help but wonder as to whether ‘laughing’ is the appropriate thing to do. But as our moto [sic] goes: “F*** ‘em if they can’t take a joke!” (did I mention we love using the F word wherever possible? F*** yeah!”

One thing Noble Works might not find so funny is a lawsuit.

According to the Chicago Monitor, the card is based on “Aamina, the Muslim Doll,” an actual doll designed by the Desi Doll Company. Noble Works’ card appears to be a wholesale-ripoff of the Desi’s design.

Desi Doll Company sells various toys, including talking dolls that help teach children religious greetings and sayings in Arabic like the Muslim greeting meaning “peace be upon you” and messages like “Let’s play together” and “if God wills it.”

The store’s owner defended his decision to carry the card to CBS, saying it’s a free society — though he did not tell CBS if he’ll reorder more.

CAIR’s communications coordinator said there were only two copies left when she first saw the card several days ago and purchased one of them as part of CAIR’s investigation.

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42 Comments »

  1. Only in America! :-/

  2. :(

  3. How can this not be considered a hate crime? Seriously? What can we do to notify authorities and right this wrong? Comments

  4. It’s just like we learned in kindergarten, anyone different is bad and not as worthwhile a human being as you are!

  5. So sick!

  6. If a child is wearing a bomb vest, it’s because an extremist group of adults put it on her! We’re making fun of child victims now? Sick.

  7. Horrid!

  8. *sigh* Stupid. Just stupid. You don’t see little boy dolls dressed in American military uniforms with such a terrible joke…As Danielle mentioned, we are also ignoring that any children with bombs strapped to their chests are likely being used by a group of adults, and are not sadistic killers as they are born. Sad…

  9. This is sickening!!!!

  10. SO SICK AND HORRIBLE!!!!!

  11. They make fun of everyone and everything without discrimination. I see nothing wrong with it!

  12. Stupid.

  13. They should have an FBI JTTF patsy doll

  14. It’s almost difficult to come up with something that’s in this bad taste. Bigoted and makes light of child soldiers and bombings.

  15. THis is moronic, they’re right. I won’t share this because I don’t want to support in the “marketing” and profits the card company will undoubtedly make if I do share it.

  16. What company makes that?

  17. I really don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

  18. Wow..this is the country we live in..the worst part is..THESE children are our future.. sigh

  19. They have their nerve, knowing that Americans are invading other countries for the past decade terrorizing, raping, and killing innocent families.

    Yet, you don’t see or hear of people in other countries doing stupid stuff like this to Americans.

    For what is supposed to be one of the most diverse countries in the world, USA seems to be the most racist country, who actually enjoys spreading hate and killing innocent people. It’s like a hobby for our government and their followers.

    What a shame.

  20. Ohhh,in my driver license office is huge framed poster with image of man who look Latino or Arabic,and there is text written in very big thick red letters:Do the right thing,REPORT”Ohhh,after I saw it I started feeling terrible.What can we do if our hair or eyes are dark or if someone like to grow a beard?Why this “image hypnosis”why this manipulation over physical appearance or dressing style?What if our sons fit to description similar to this image?How can people keep be happy and motivate to function in life if there is proclaimed hunt on everyone who’s appearance does not “fit”to monstrously fabricated standards?I feel very upset when ever I must go to this license office ,I see in my mind all this tax forms,all this PP forms that I’m paying from our very tiny income, and by paying it ,providing and supporting something what is hurting human right to be equally treated.

  21. Okay try depicting a jewish doll in a stereotypical fashion then XP But then again they do it to say Mexicans

  22. Despicable and shameful!

  23. 99% of muslims will ignore this and move on, probably rolling their eyes but “Meh, just another jackass trying to get a rise out of us.” But that 1% will gets his knickers in a twist and Semtex the nearest western embassy will only validate this stereotype

  24. Lala would you happen to have a picture of that poster? Please take one and send it to me. We need to stamp out institutionalized racism.

  25. another sick joke???

  26. SubhanAllah, I seen a similar poster. But it had pics of all the 9/11 “hijackers” and said do the right thing, report identity theft. I was a bit angered.

  27. It will never be a hate crime as long as muslims are the victims.

  28. Sadly Somayah makes me sad

  29. As a Christian who respects Islam it truly saddens me. If we all would truly live life like Our Father wants us there would be none of this.

    Be Blessed my brothers & sisters. Know there are people who don’t tolerate such acts of hate.

    I’m writing the Atty General of the state this shop resides in to see if this could be a hate crime. I would ask you to do the same.

    I believe God wants us all to be leaniant and forgiving BUT He also wants us to voice anything that brings shame & darkness to His Will & Love. Especially his beloved children.

  30. There is basically ONE strategy that will deter these racists from this kind of antics; strike at their WALLET!

    This strategy divides into 2 basic avenues:
    1) Engage a couple of young and ‘hungry’ lawyers, who will work ‘Pro Bono’, and sue the cockiness out of them.
    Sue them again and again, for ‘inciting hatred’, or whatever a creative legal mind can come up with, until they have very little time out of court.

    2) Use our NUMBERS. There are, I believe, some 5 Mill Muslims in the US, right? Get a good number of them to cooperate in pressuring companies that do business with this kind of bigots.
    Use the stick and carrot. Tell them: ‘Do business with these people and lose our custom, don’t and we’ll officially endorse you’. Money talks!

  31. That is tasteless. I am afraid there will always be hateful people in this world. We can only hope that those who oppose this type of thinking will speak up. On both sides of all religions…

  32. We need to get to the root of all the evil.Listen to what the experts have to say:www.ae911truth.org

  33. I have seen both in the license bureau I have to go to. It’s disgusting to me! Why not have a picture of Hitler, Timothy McVeigh, Ted Kazinski, Dennis Raider (BTK), With a picture of Columbus saying the same thing?! BEWARE of suspicious people! It’s absolute discrimination!

  34. :(

  35. That’s so sad and true Somayah!

  36. Yeah not funny. And there are people out there who think this probably hysterical! People that support this kind of activity need to be put down like a rabid dog! This is seriously a problem! This just makes Americans hate Muslims even more, and yes there are American Muslims too! Bunch of idiots that made that doll! Karma is an evil bitch and will bite you in the ass when you least expect it!

  37. Um, because it’s not a crime to begin with?

  38. Actually it could be if someone local went to authorities & registered a complaint. Either a hate crime or misdemeanor charge around community ethics or standards. Something like that. I’ve seen it applied elsewhere

  39. Do you really trust or even hope that the government will do something? I’m not trying to make anyone an anarchist, but the gov’t won’t care. I would like to say spread it, but there are people who can’t control their emotions and might provoke something we don’t want to happen. Hmm… this is a hard one… Maybe, tell it first to the all rational friends/groups you know and with their help, you’ll find a way to address this. Forming an anti-discrimination group is a good start. My university has a group that addresses situations like this and they use “Do not assume.’ as the tagline. Pretty effective if you ask me.’

  40. I don’t expect the government to do anything until I engage them & become a part of the conversation.

    Why have anti anything if you’re going to lay down & not voice your opinion? That’s cowardly if you ask me.

  41. “It will never be a hate crime as long as muslims are the victims.”

    Don’t feed yourself with self-pity Somayah. It will consume you. Somewhere out there, a minority in a Muslim country is saying the exact same thing.

  42. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it.

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