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Saudi Arabia religious police seize anti-Islam toy guns

By Katerina Nikolas     Oct 27, 2011 in World
Jeddah - Religious police in Saudi Arabia have seized anti-Islam toy guns which made offensive sounds mocking the Prophet's wife. Another stock of the toys has been found for sale in Dubai, UAE.
A disturbing discovery was made in Saudi Arabia on Sunday by members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the Gulf Kingdom’s religious police. Offensive toy guns were found for sale at a market in Jeddah and almost 1,500 were seized by police when it was discovered they issued anti-Islam sounds.
Emirates 247 reported that Commission spokesman Turki Al Zahrani said “The guns were found to be issuing sounds which are considered mocking and offending against the Prophet’s wife.” He was referring to Aisha, the venerated six year old bride of the Prophet Muhammad.
Unfortunately the toy guns were not limited to Saudi but have also since been discovered for sale in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Just three days after the confiscation of guns in Saudi, Emirates 247 carried another report revealing that anti-Islam toy guns were for sale just outside Abu Dhabi city. Mariam Al Ahmadi came across the insulting toys and said .“I call upon the police and other competent authorities to investigate how these anti-Islam guns found their way into the UAE market and to take action against all those who had brought them in.”The toys were manufactured in China and Zahrani said that the toys are mainly sold by Asians who are unaware that the Arabic sounds issued by the guns are offensive to Islam.
According to the News Tribe importers of the toys could face five years in prison under the laws governing the United Arab Emirates.
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