“Islam is the Light”
Karen Armstrong, John Esposito, Tariq Ramadan, make way for the “Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo” doll — the latest Islamic apologist in town, and just for children, too.
“EXCLUSIVE – Doll with Islamic message stirs controversy,” Amanda Morgan for Owasso Reporter, October 8:
OWASSO – When Gary Rofkahr from Owasso heard there was a baby doll on local store shelves that said, “Islam is the Light,” he didn’t believe it.
He bought the Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo doll to see for himself and he was shocked to hear the words, “Islam is the Light” among other baby gibberish including “Mama.”
“I have a 1-year-old granddaughter,” he said. “It makes me mad that someone is trying to indoctrinate our children with an innocent toy.”
He called Fisher Price to complain. He was told they were aware of the problem and would gladly refund his money.
“I told them I didn’t want my money back, I wanted them to pull these dolls off the shelf,” he said. “They told me they can’t pull an item just because a customer requests it, they have to have corporate direction. I told them I would get corporate direction and get back to them. I told them I’m from a town of 30,000 people with 46 churches in it and I know someone who attends each one. I’m going to [get?] everyone I know to tell them about this and I’m going to call Target and Wal-Mart and see if we can pull this doll off the shelves.”
“We’ve pulled it,” said Mitzi Tatowicz, co-manager of the Owasso Wal-Mart,
She said Wal-Mart had heard about the doll and it’s recording several days ago pulled the doll from the local store. Apparently, overnight the dolls had been put back on the shelves, but Tatowicz said “We’ve voluntarily pulled them and believe they shouldn’t be on our shelves.”
Local Target officials refused to comment on whether the dolls were still on shelves and directed the Owasso Reporter to a corporate media relations phone number that went directly to voicemail. At around 11 a.m. Wednesday, an Owasso Reporter employee purchased one of the dolls, which are made in China, at the Target in Smith Farm Marketplace for $19.99.
Upon further investigation, the Owasso Reporter came across some Web sites where others have discovered this doll and also claim she utters the words, “Satan is King.” When the Owasso Reporter contacted Fisher Price to ask for official comment, they were redirected to a Mattel representative. When an employee called the number, they received a voicemail message that directed them to an email.
The voicemail message and email had not been returned by press time. The email did receive an Out of Office AutoReply that said, “If you are consumer and have a question about a product, please email our Consumer Relations department directly at email@example.com.” The Fisher Price inquiry number on the doll’s box is 1-800-524-8697.
Check for updates of this situation and don’t forget to listen to our attached video to see a video of the baby doll and hear what she has to say.