posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 05:51 PM
In a searing response to Western sanctions, Iran today has banned the famous toy dolls Barbie and Ken !!
Is this the straw that breaks the camels back ?
This clearly shows it's not all about oil !
( quote Iranian toy seller Masoumeh Rahimi )
[color=gold]"I think every Barbie doll is more harmful than an American missile," Rahimi was quoted as saying.
First Publish: 1/17/2012, 1:12 AM -- Arutz Sheva Israel National News
The Iranian morality police has activated an official ban on the sale of Barbie and Ken. Meet Dara and Sara.
This certainly appears to be a direct attack on the Mattel Corporation, manufacturer of the well instituted dolls.
this is not the first attck however,
Muslim clerics had already succeeded in banning the curvaceous cutie in Saudi Arabia in 2003, outlawing Barbie altogether by declaring her
"offensive to Islam."
Iran Bans Barbie
A Little Competition Never Hurts I Guess!
Now, Iranians are being introduced to a new couple, albeit chaste siblings, to replace Barbie and her friend Ken. Meet Dara and Sara.
According to a release published Monday on the Iranian Islam for Today website, "The Muslim dolls have been developed by a government agency to
promote traditional values, with their modest clothing and pro-family backgrounds. They are widely seen as an effort to counter the American dolls and
accessories that have flooded the Iranian market."
The report goes on to quote Iranian toy seller Masoumeh Rahimi who allegedly welcomed the dolls, saying Barbie was "foreign to Iran's culture" because
"some of the buxom, blonde dolls have revealing clothing." The toy seller allegedly said young girls who play with Barbie, a doll 'she sees as
wanton,' could grow into women who reject Iranian values.
According to the report, some 100,000 dolls have been manufactured - in China - and each will sell for 125,000 rials ($15) compared with 332,000
rials for a "genuine" Barbie and 25,000 rials for a copy, the report added.
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