Thursday, October 9, 2008

Doll Delivers Islamic (or Satanic) Message

http://www.kjrh.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=5c383aca-c3d2-4b3d-b4a5-5a8108ba4971

KJRH-TV [Tulsa, OK]
9 October 2008

Does doll deliver Islamic message?

Reported by: Jason Grubbs

Parents are outraged about the messages they're hearing from a doll. It's Fisher-Price's "Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle and Coo" doll.

People claim they can hear it mumble "Satan is king," and clearly speak "Islam is the light." [...]

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20156048&BRD=2754&PAG=461&dept_id=597380&rfi=6

Owasso Reporter [OK]
9 October 2008

EXCLUSIVE - Doll with Islamic message stirs controversy

By Amanda Morgan-Scott, staff writer

[At the end of this article is an e-mail from Mattel, which says that "The only scripted word that the doll actually says is "mama." There is a sound that may resemble something close to the word "night, right, or light." All of the other sounds are baby sounds with no real words or sentence structure. "]

http://www.gastongazette.com/news/baby_26012___article.html/message_doll.html

The Gazette [Gastonia, NC]
14 October 2008

Does baby's babble promote Islam?
Area stores pull doll over purported Muslim message

Corey Friedman

http://www.kansas.com/690/story/562689.html

The Wichita Eagle [Kansas]
16 October 2008

Some hear doll's burbling as a clear endorsement of Islam

BY JOE RODRIGUEZ
The Wichita Eagle

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/MAT/441344988x0x241603/1A91A7E7-CA4F-4548-9CCA-441BC277E29F/10-13-08_Media_Statement_re_Cuddle_and_Coo_Dolls.pdf

Mattel Press Release
13 October 2008

Statement by: Mattel, Inc.
Re: Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo Dolls

The Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n Coo dolls feature realistic baby sounds including cooing, giggling, and baby babble with no real sentence structure. The only scripted word the doll says is “mama.”

There is a sound that may resemble something close to the word “night, right, or light.” To avoid any potential misinterpretation, we have eliminated that segment of the sound file from future production.

Because the original sound track is compressed into a file that can be played through an inexpensive toy speaker, actual sounds may be imprecise or distorted. [...]

http://www.enewscourier.com/local/local_story_296203547.html

News Courier [Athens, AL]
23 October 2008

Residents says doll utters 'Islam is the light'

By Jennifer R. Hill

[...] The Little Mommy Real Loving Baby Cuddle & Coo Doll, made in China, comes complete with pacifier, bottle, rattle and birth certificate. The box says "come close and watch me wiggle and coo! I say `mama' too! I want to cuddle with you," but several people across the country have reported hearing the doll say the phrases "Islam is the light" and "Satin is King." [...]

http://www.northwestgeorgia.com/local/local_story_319015509.html

The Daily Citizen [Dalton, GA]
14 November 2008

Man claims doll is pro-Islam

By Charles Oliver
Dalton Daily Citizen

Jack Devlin saw some employees passing around a doll while shopping recently. He decided to see what the fuss was about, and when he listened in, he couldn't believe what he heard.

Devlin, who lives in Dalton, says Mattel's Little Mommy Cuddle `n Coo doll says "Islam is the light."

"Being a Christian, this goes against my religion, the message they are sending," he said. "When you look around, this jihad thing in the Middle East, they've been on their way for 40 years, spreading all through Europe and America."

"When I hear this, I can see little children, 3- and 4-years old, slowly but surely being indoctrinated," he said. [...]

http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/news_wthi_terrehaute_islam_is_the_light_nintendo_012620092153

WTHI-TV [Terre Haute, IN]
27 January 2009

Video game plays strange message

Toy says 'Islam is the light'

Jessica Hayes

KNIGHTSVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - Months ago, Rachel Jones was shocked to discover her 4-year-old's baby doll seemed to have a hidden message: Islam is the light.

Imagine her surprise when a game for her 8-year-old daughter's Nintendo DS had the same message. [...]

http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/news_wthi_terrehaute_viewers_react_012820092345

WTHI-TV [Terre Haute, IN]
29 January 2009

Viewers react to possible hidden messages in childrens' toys

Jessica Hayes

http://www.dunnconnect.com/articles/2009/02/25/news/doc49a4813549f72200994906.txt

Dunn County News [Menomonie, WI]
25 February 2009

Menomonie Wal-mart pulls alleged pro-Islam doll from shelf

By Aaron Olson

Lois Debee of Cedar Falls went to the Menomonie Wal-Mart after receiving a phone call from her niece about a doll which she said mutters a hidden islamic phrase.

Debee, a child-care provider, was appalled by what she believed the doll says, claiming that besides mundane phrases like “mama” or general cooing, it also mutters the phrase, “Islam is the light.” […]