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Bestseller in Mideast: Barbie With a Prayer Mat
NY Times ^ | September 22, 2005 | KATHERINE ZOEPF

Posted on 09/22/2005 10:46:16 AM PDT by Millee

In the last year or so, Barbie dolls have all but disappeared from the shelves of many toy stores in the Middle East. In their place, there is Fulla, a dark-eyed doll with, as her creator puts it, "Muslim values.Fulla roughly shares Barbie's size and proportions, but steps out of her shiny pink box wearing a black abaya and matching head scarf. She is named after a type of jasmine that grows in the Levant, and although she has an extensive and beautiful wardrobe (sold separately, of course), Fulla is usually displayed wearing her modest "outdoor fashion."

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Stones are sold separate for her showing too much skin.



1 posted on 09/22/2005 10:46:18 AM PDT by Millee
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To: Millee

So, what happens to the child who disrobes "Fulla"? Do they get the snot kicked out of them?


2 posted on 09/22/2005 10:50:16 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Millee

3 posted on 09/22/2005 10:51:39 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Millee

No jihad Ken doll?


4 posted on 09/22/2005 10:52:09 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: RexBeach

Only if that child is a boy over 13.


5 posted on 09/22/2005 10:52:46 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: Millee

Where's her burqa? And, she dosen't have any bruises or busted teeth.


6 posted on 09/22/2005 10:53:22 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC ("Anytime a liberal squeals in outrage, an angel gets its wings!" - gidget7)
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To: Millee

7 posted on 09/22/2005 10:53:51 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: Millee

Funny that they use roman letters to write "Fulla". I thought they were trying to counter decadent Western influence, LOL!


8 posted on 09/22/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (From the rainbow center of the bluest part of a good Red State)
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To: Millee
... dark-eyed doll with, as her creator puts it, "Muslim values.Fulla roughly shares...

Muslim values. Underneath the black robe is a suicide bomb belt, some anthrax and sarin gas. Just out to do some infidels.

I don't think these dolls are made in any muslim country. None of them have factories.

9 posted on 09/22/2005 10:54:59 AM PDT by glockmeister40
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To: CFC__VRWC
Where's her burqa?


10 posted on 09/22/2005 10:55:31 AM PDT by Horatio Gates (I'm from a quaint drinking village with a fishing problem.)
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To: Phantom Lord

Redneck Barbie needs a few tatoos. At the very least, an ankle tattoo.


11 posted on 09/22/2005 10:55:38 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: glockmeister40

Isn't Mattel a U.S. company?


12 posted on 09/22/2005 10:56:18 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Millee

I guess we won't be seeing a Fulla Corvette. Fulla isn't allowed to drive.


13 posted on 09/22/2005 10:57:00 AM PDT by Gator101
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To: Millee

Beat her up Burkha Barbie in new Sharia 'black n blue' skin tone


14 posted on 09/22/2005 10:57:08 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: ncountylee
No jihad Ken doll?


15 posted on 09/22/2005 10:57:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: bonfire

"Isn't Mattel a U.S. company?"

So? This sort of thing will be applauded here.
If Mattel makes money off of this, what's the problem?

Let's see, how does it go... "Mattel is not an American company, it's a company. Mattel is in business to make money, not to help any cause, or government. Mattel has only one reason for existance, profit"

I believe I have the party line down.


16 posted on 09/22/2005 10:59:56 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Millee

"Muslim values.Fulla roughly shares Barbie's size and proportions"

Inculcating impossible ideals of feminine beauty AND inculcating guilt about displaying those proportions.

Poor girls will be emotional wrecks...


17 posted on 09/22/2005 11:00:09 AM PDT by Shermy
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To: Phantom Lord
I love Redneck Barbie

A girl has to have dreams!!!
18 posted on 09/22/2005 11:00:28 AM PDT by PaulaB (The left 'respects' only that which truly frightens them)
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To: RexBeach

I wonder how she stacks compared to Barbie?


19 posted on 09/22/2005 11:01:49 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: brownsfan

Hey there fellow Clevelander.


20 posted on 09/22/2005 11:03:28 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: RexBeach

One of the male family members must honor kill the doll to protect the families name.


21 posted on 09/22/2005 11:03:29 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: Millee

Fulla


Sara


Razanne

22 posted on 09/22/2005 11:04:53 AM PDT by csvset
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To: bonfire

"Hey there fellow Clevelander."

Actually I'm in Akron, but close enough. :)

Go Tribe.


23 posted on 09/22/2005 11:05:38 AM PDT by brownsfan (It's not a war on terror... it's a war with islam.)
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To: Millee

Well, it's a start. At least her face is showing. Secondly, she's a pretty female with a good body--a real graven image which is against the rules in Islam. Lastly, she's a product of the infidel marketing--at its best! Maybe some Muslim girl is finally going to get to play with something other than the family's pet goat.


24 posted on 09/22/2005 11:06:08 AM PDT by MHT
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To: Millee

Bestseller OUTSIDE Mideast: Fulla's brother Abdul full of 5.56mm holes.


25 posted on 09/22/2005 11:06:33 AM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Phantom Lord

Where did you find Redneck Barbie? Does she come with her own trailer?


26 posted on 09/22/2005 11:06:57 AM PDT by MHT
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To: Gator101

Beaten up, rusty, european car with bomb in back sold seperately.


27 posted on 09/22/2005 11:07:07 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: csvset

Cover your face, you brazen man-hungry whore.

28 posted on 09/22/2005 11:08:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: csvset

Wonder if Fulla has Chanel shoes and suit underneath that basic black?


29 posted on 09/22/2005 11:08:54 AM PDT by MHT
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To: bonfire; brownsfan
This doll isn't made by Mattel. "Fulla's creator, NewBoy Design Studio, based in Syria, introduced her in November 2003"
30 posted on 09/22/2005 11:09:04 AM PDT by LexBaird (tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Millee

Some poor little muzzie girl is gonna get killed by uncle Achmed for messing around with a "graven image", just you watch.


31 posted on 09/22/2005 11:09:53 AM PDT by Kenton ("Life is tough, and it's really tough when you're stupid" - Damon Runyon)
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To: Millee
NONE of them will ever be as good as Prozac Barbie.
32 posted on 09/22/2005 11:10:17 AM PDT by najida (Once upon a a very long time ago, in a land far, far away.....It was still all Bush's fault.)
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To: LexBaird

This doll isn't made by Mattel

Another illegal knock-off!


33 posted on 09/22/2005 11:11:44 AM PDT by aShepard
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To: najida

**ROFL**


34 posted on 09/22/2005 11:12:51 AM PDT by PaulaB (The left 'respects' only that which truly frightens them)
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To: najida

OMG!! It was like reading my diary! ROFL!!


35 posted on 09/22/2005 11:15:32 AM PDT by Millee
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To: PaulaB

It's a classic, ain't it?


36 posted on 09/22/2005 11:15:51 AM PDT by najida (Once upon a a very long time ago, in a land far, far away.....It was still all Bush's fault.)
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To: najida

Great stuff! LOL


37 posted on 09/22/2005 11:17:54 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: AppyPappy

Raz----anne, you don't have to wear that dress tonight

38 posted on 09/22/2005 11:18:12 AM PDT by csvset
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To: najida

The "Hasn't been Seen In Years"

was my fav ;)


39 posted on 09/22/2005 11:20:56 AM PDT by PaulaB (The left 'respects' only that which truly frightens them)
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To: csvset

**LOL**


40 posted on 09/22/2005 11:21:29 AM PDT by PaulaB (The left 'respects' only that which truly frightens them)
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To: PaulaB

Fulla Shiite?


41 posted on 09/22/2005 11:27:11 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: Millee

Wonder if the crazy islamics are aware that originally Barbie was based on a prostitute?


42 posted on 09/22/2005 11:28:25 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Millee

When Mohammed married little Aisha, there were those who scolded him for allowing her to play with dolls because they were "graven images"---but he rebuked them, and his 9-yr-old wife was allowed to keep playing.


43 posted on 09/22/2005 11:29:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Millee

Does she come with an easily detachable head for pretend beheadings?


44 posted on 09/22/2005 11:30:35 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Millee

Here's the warning poster banning Barbie from the Saudi "Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices" web site (click on the sixth box down on the right to get five more pages of prohibited stuff).

45 posted on 09/22/2005 11:38:17 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: RexBeach
So, what happens to the child who disrobes "Fulla"? Do they get the snot kicked out of them?

They kill Fulla. It's her fault she got disrobed. She was tempting people by showing so much skin.

Notice anything wrong with these dolls? They look happy. That ain't right.

46 posted on 09/22/2005 11:38:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault

THAT is very funny. LOL!


47 posted on 09/22/2005 11:40:58 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Millee

Fulla looks like she's wearing lipstick. Stone her.


48 posted on 09/22/2005 11:42:43 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: FreedomCalls
Does she come with an easily detachable head for pretend beheadings?

I was going to ask that, but you beat me to it.

49 posted on 09/22/2005 11:44:20 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Millee

I wonder if she has big 'you know whats' under that tent.


50 posted on 09/22/2005 11:46:11 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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