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article imageGreeting card company markets Muslim doll as 'terrorist' (video)

By Anne Sewell     May 7, 2013 in World
Chicago - Noble Works are well known for their greeting cards, which are sometimes controversial. However, this time they may have gone too far by marketing a card, depicting a doll intended to educate Muslim children, as a terrorist.
Marketed by Desi Doll Company and called “Aamina, the Muslim Doll" she is a toy for Muslim children, intended to teach them about religion.
The doll teaches children religious sayings in Arabic, such as “Assalamu Alaikum" meaning "peace be upon you” and “Let’s play together insha’Allah, insha’Allah" meaning "if God wills it." The designer of the doll is Farzana Rahman, the mother of three children, who struggled to find toys that would educate her children and help them to speak their mother tongue, Urdu. She came up with the idea of the doll.
The doll looks pretty much like any other doll, except that she is wearing a Hijab, along with her flower-patterned dress.
Noble Works used images of a Muslim toy to make cards which have outraged Muslims.
Noble Works used images of a Muslim toy to make cards which have outraged Muslims.
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However, the greeting card company, Noble Works has printed cards showing images of the doll and including messages like "she'll love you to death" and "she'll blow your brains out."
In other images they show the doll wearing a suicide bomb vest. Design of the cards is credited by Noble Works to one “Ron Kanfi.”
This greeting card (pictured below) has outraged the Muslim community with many believing that portraying the toy as a "terrorist" just isn't funny.
Noble Works uses a Muslim doll in a greeting card which outraged Muslims.
Noble Works uses a Muslim doll in a greeting card which outraged Muslims.
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What Noble Works feel is a "humorous card" appears to be is saying that even the most peaceful-looking Muslims are synonymous and interchangeable with terrorists.
In the video RT News interviews Ahmed Rehab, executive director for the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), who explains why he thinks this move was in bad taste.
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