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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

More Islamophobic nonsense

I was struck by this story - most especially by the comments posted under it when it appeared in the soaraway Sun. Funny, isn't it, that it's these Muslim-haters who pretend to be the defenders of the rights of women?

And this is just beyond belief. When I first posted on the story a couple of months ago I thought it was just an example of insanity from the American religious right. Now we have a group of Muslim-haters calling themselves Moms Ask Mattel for Accountability not only spreading lies about what the doll says (though I notice they've dropped the "Satan is King" complaint now - what, didn't it play well with their backers?) but circulating actively anti-Islamic material to the effect that "an invitation to Islam is a material risk to young girls". And then to cap it all Wal-Mart are so craven that they cave in to it. So God bless America, and thank heavens for Target, Toys R'Us and K-Mart.

Incidentally, I do hope that America's millions of eminently sensible mothers will write to MAMA and start some kind of "Not In My Name" protest. Maybe they should boycott Wal-Mart while they're at it.

1 Comments:

At 31 December, 2008 19:22, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I boycott WalMart on general principals. But thinking of the idiots that hear what they want to hear and see what they want to see, I just wish they would leave the rest of us alone. Don't like it? Then don't buy it.

 

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