She Coos, Giggles, and Promotes Islam

Fuming parents say Mommy doll utters 'Islam is the light'
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2008 4:31 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mattel’s Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo doll comes complete with a rattle, pacifier, bottle, and Islamic propaganda—or so say some angry parents. Customers are barraging the toymaker with complaints that the doll says “Islam is the light," the Daily Telegraph reports. Noting “the power of suggestion,” Mattel denies the claims, insisting Little Mommy is only programmed to say “mama.”

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But the founder of a ministry group wasn’t convinced, telling One News Now that the doll’s alleged message “is not a healthy thing to be putting out in the marketplace when we're in a war on terror.” Retailers like Wal-Mart and Big Lots have yanked the dolls from their shelves. One mom said it wasn't "what you would expect out of a sweet little doll. Everyone was kind of creeped out.”
(Read more Mattel stories.)

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