Barbie in a burkha?

Barbie in a burkha?

There are 3 comments on the story from Dec 2, 2009, titled Barbie in a burkha?. In it, reports that:

I’m writing a paper for my French class exploring the differences between the teachings of Islam and how fundamentalists interpret those teachings. It would be a difficult topic in English, let alone in French. I’m supposed to draw in current events, so it was somewhat fortuitous that the Washington Times ran an op-ed piece on Sunday slamming Burkha Barbie ...

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Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Dec 2, 2009
from dailygazette:

"Italian designer Eliana Lorena created the dolls for an auction at Sotheby’s Save the Children.
The Times writes,'We are surprised that Save the Children is so excited about Burkha Barbie. By rights, it should condemn the doll. By its own accounts, Save the Children seeks to create 'a world in which every child is ensured the right to survival, protection, development and participation.' We wonder if Burkha Barbie will have acid thrown in her face if she removes the burkha, which is the current fad among hard-core Islamists in Afghanistan targeting schoolgirls who abjure the offensive garment.'

"They go on to ask if Suicide Vest Ken is next."

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Since: Apr 08

Scholar of the Obvious

#2 Dec 2, 2009
"Save the Children" should ban the burkha because it ovesly enslaves the children.

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Since: Nov 08

Jellystone National Park.

#3 Dec 2, 2009
How stupid... they hate everything west yet some will accept it.... oh please.

I guess the burka and veil will be totally fixed (glued) onto the doll... cause no one is suppose to see what is underneath ....

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