Apparently the game may have a couple of “Koranic expressions” in the soundtrack? But when a “Baby-Coo” doll utters in between gibberish, “Islam is the Light,” and non-Muslims complain, no rectifications or apologies were made; instead, Mattel stood staunchly by its product.
“LittleBigPlanet Delayed: possible offence to Muslims,” from Product Reviews, October 18:
Sony were hoping to have a strong holiday season with the launch of LittleBigPlanet, but has now been dealt a huge blow as they are to delay the release of the much anticipated game. The game has been released to reviewers, but the public has yet to see the game and will have to wait a little longer now.
The reason for the delay is that LittleBigPlanet will have to have part of its soundtrack changed, as it could possibly be an offence to Muslims. Sony released a statement that it had been brought to its attention that a track on the background music contained two expressions which can be found in Qur’an.
Sony said that they are now rectifying the situation; they also offered an apology for any offence that it might have caused. LittleBigPlanet will now be released on October 27, a week late. The worldwide release will now be on November 14.