Not only has al-Qaeda hijacked Islam, but “Cuddle ‘N Coo” dolls as well

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Cuddlin, cooin, and proselytizin

More on this story. “Mattel’s ‘Cuddle ‘N Coo’ preaches Islam, local minister claims,” from City Pages, November 3:

Is Osama Bin Laden recruiting Jihadis with talking baby dolls? Osama Bin Laden has hijacked Mattel’s Cuddle ‘n Coo doll and is using it to indoctrinate American children!

That seems to be the gist of the conspiracy theory offered by Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries in Maple Grove last week.

“It does seem to be saying, ‘Islam is the light.’ I don’t think too many people would argue with that,” Markell told OneNewsNow. “And this is not a healthy thing to be putting out in the marketplace when we’re in a war on terror, and little children are so susceptible to the messages they hear.”

Gee, what does the “war on terror” have to do with Islam?

Mattel spokeswoman Lisa Marie Bongiovanni maintains that the only word the doll is programmed to say is “Mama.” Other than that it just coos, giggles, and babbles incoherently, just like a real American baby.

“There may be something in there that resembles the word night, or light, or right, but that is all it is,” Bongiovanni says, adding that the sound could be distorted because of the toy’s small speaker. Mattel is reconfiguring the recording to prevent any future misunderstandings.

Meanwhile, Markell is a little uneasy about leading the charge against “Cuddle ‘n Coo.” Despite calling us back and talking for 10 minutes, she later said she didn’t want to be quoted.

“The Islamic community could turn on me,” she feared.

They might even deploy their army of evil toys! “”Beth Walton.

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  1. says

    “The Islamic community could turn on me,” she feared.

    Why would she fear that?

    Tsk, another Misunderstander of Islam.

  2. says

    ‘Mattel spokeswoman Lisa Marie Bongiovanni maintains that the only word the doll is programmed to say is “Mama.” Other than that it just coos, giggles, and babbles incoherently, just like a real American baby.’

    Right.

    That’s why if you go into Target stores and talk to the managers they have e-mails from Mattel Corporate telling them what to say if customers complain.

  3. says

    Does anyone remember this story from a couple of weeks ago?

    Musician defends offensive-to-Muslims Sony game

    The musician behind the Koranic phrases — “Every soul shall have the taste of death” and “All that is on earth will perish” — that have offended Muslims turns out to be a pious Muslim himself, who does not “want anybody to joke with Islam and to not respect Islam.” The plot thickens.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/archives/023214.php

    Well, my husband attended a concert by the artist, Malian musician Toumani Diabate, in San Francisco last night.

    He had a chance to talk with Diabate briefly, and asked him about the Sony game. Diabate said that his music is still on the soundtrack, but that the lyrics had been stripped out, to avoid hurting anyone’s “sensitivities” (that is, the “sensitivities” of potentially murderous Muslim fanatics).

    By the way, the concert wound up being basically a big pro Obama fest. Diabate signed all his CDs “A New America”, and he and his fellow musicians talked about how Obama would reach out to Africa and make peace with the Muslim world.

  4. says

    I put a seashell to my ear and heard the Lords Prayer…I can hear Heshem in the brooks and falls, and Krisna’s flute is clear as the breezes pass through the pines.

    If I can hear all that just by going outside, why do I need to listen to a doll? Why does anyone, including children need to listen to second hand sounds when the real ones are available and free?

    If you would ban anything, ban talking dolls…