Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Barbie Dolls Un-Islamic Hanging Women Islamic

Updated below.


Not much point in saying anything; it's all been said before.

Iran: Morality Police Cracking Down On Barbie Dolls

* Morality police get tough on "un-Islamic" dolls

* But Barbies still on sale to discreet customers

* Iran to make models of downed U.S. drone

By Mitra Amiri

TEHRAN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Iran's morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, shopkeepers said on Monday.

As the West imposes the toughest ever sanctions on Iran and tensions rise over its nuclear programme, inside the country the Barbie ban is part of what the government calls a "soft war" against decadent cultural influences.

"About three weeks ago they (the morality police) came to our shop, asking us to remove all the Barbies," said a shopkeeper in a toy shop in northern Tehran.

Iran's religious rulers first declared Barbie, made by U.S. company Mattel Inc, un-Islamic in 1996, citing its "destructive cultural and social consequences". Despite the ban, the doll has until recently been openly on sale in Tehran shops.

The new order, issued around three weeks ago, forced shopkeepers to hide the leggy, busty blonde behind other toys as a way of meeting popular demand for the dolls while avoiding being closed down by the police.




A range of officially approved dolls launched in 2002 to counter demand for Barbie have not proven successful, merchants told Reuters.

The dolls named Sara, a female, and Dara, a male arrived in shops wearing a variety of traditional dress, with Sara fully respecting the rule that all women in Iran must obey in public, of covering their hair and wearing loose-fitting clothes.

"My daughter prefers Barbies. She says Sara and Dara are ugly and fat," said Farnaz , a 38-year-old mother, adding that she could not find Barbie cartoon DVDs as she was told they were also banned from public sale.

Pointing to a doll covered in black long veil, a 40-year-old Tehran toy shop manager said: "We still sell Barbies but secretly and put these in the window to make the police think we are just selling these kinds of dolls."




Iran has fought a running battle to purge pervasive western culture from the country since its Islamic revolution overthrew a western-backed king in 1979, enforcing Islamic dress codes, banning Western music and foreign satellite television.

As another swipe at the West, Iranians will soon be able to buy toy versions of the U.S. spy drone that it captured in December, Iranian media reported.

Models of the bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel - which Iran's military displayed on TV after it was downed near the Afghan border - will be mass produced in a variety of colours, reports said. Huffpo with video, blocked in UK




Well if Barbie gives them a problem, I wouldn't know where to start with this fellow?



Better not tell the Japanese then.





I remember my youngest having a Cabbage Patch Kid, the very same as this one if I'm not mistaken. As with all loved dollies, it never left her side.




Slim Whitman's, China Doll, a double rendition, aptly in Chinese as well.


I used this Maureen O'Hara doll in a post to highlight the utterly tasteless and cynical age progression graphics employed by the directors of Madeleine McCann Inc.

And we know who they are don't we? The same directors responsible for the child's death, mummy and daddy.

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sara and Dara, made in China.
http://bit.ly/1aisOa

Children’s mouths speak the truth. - Chinese proverb

"My daughter prefers Barbies. She says Sara and Dara are ugly and fat," said Farnaz, a 38-year-old mother, adding that she could not find Barbie cartoon DVDs as she was told they were also banned from public sale.

Barbie dolls "pernicious western culture".

Iranian educational officials had earlier termed Barbie dolls "like the Wooden Horse of Troy with many cultural invading soldiers inside it."
http://bit.ly/xl8Mda

Culture, what would Wikipedia say? Blackout.

Imagine a world without free knowledge. M

Anonymous said...

A doll story.
http://bit.ly/ap3sGl

Alexandra is an Israeli doll very much in the garb of a Muslim girl, making the idea of a Muslim doll somewhat out-of-date. Qaderi believes in competition and not contention. He thinks that the quality of the dolls will make them competitive.
http://bit.ly/xl8Mda

Chinese, Dutch, Israeli, Japanese, Irish, Mexican, Spanish, Thai, American girls, American characters and much more.

http://www.dollsofourchildhood.com/
1.html

Himself said...

"like the Wooden Horse of Troy with many cultural invading soldiers inside it."

Say no more!

Culture, what would Wikipedia say? Blackout.

Imagine a world without free knowledge.

I saw the bottom line myself yesterday, just imagine!

Anonymous said...

Christian Barbie, the underdog.

http://bit.ly/ApN6lg

Himself said...

Christian porn, same site.

http://fundamentalistfunhouse.blogspot.com/search/label/CHRISTIAN%20PORN

Anonymous said...

At least Madeleine got Maureen O’Hara’s Irish looks instead of the American looks of that girl in the age progression graphic, approved by mummy and daddy.

"So beautiful, astonishingly bright, and I’d have to say very charismatic. She would shine out of a crowd," family friend Jon Corner says of the child. "So—God forgive me — maybe that’s part of the problem. That special quality. Some bastard picked up on that."

http://vnty.fr/5dOdEs

Well, "overdrijven is ook een vak", literally: exaggeration is also a profession.

Don't tell the ever so thankful Gerry.

Gerry added: "She looks like Kate, thank goodness for that, but in terms of personality trait, she’s more like my side of the family I think."

http://itv.co/AEL3KO

Any resemblance to Philomena is purely coincidental. M

Himself said...

If you look at some of the her early photographs, she actually looks Down's Syndrome.

How old would Bewk Woman have been when she had her, thirty five/six?

Maybe that one's kept in the attic, or the cellar!

Anonymous said...

A syndrome, that’s the first thing my daughter said when she saw a picture of Madeleine, unbiassed. Reminds me of that Chinese proverb in the first comment.

Himself said...

The comment you have in mind has probably moved down the page, but there are others:

The Iranian version of Ken comes with a pile of rocks.

So he can stone Barbie to death if she looks at another man.


Followed by:

But he has to hurl them with his left hand because his right hand got amputated.

Anonymous said...

Ha. If they only knew that the Sara and Dara doll descriptio­n is a better fit of what real Americans look like, they may feel different about that skinny b Barbie.

Anonymous said...

Followed by

"real Americans"­?

Anonymous said...

I always knew you are far-sighted.
bit.ly/xwMEs1

Himself said...

I'm not sure I follow you on that one Maren, but there again, I'm not sure about a lot of things, the Express included.

There are many that read subtly into numerous Express articles, but I'm not so sure. I'm not sure the readership of the Express is capable of appreciating such subtleties.

This could be read as a typical example, but we might read it that way, because that's the way we want it to read.

What think you?

I think I might send the link and this comment to Joana M, it might be interesting to get her take on it.

Other images were created from witnesses who saw people acting suspiciously in the vicinity around the time of the crime.

Irishman Martin Smith and members of his family saw a man carrying a child in his arms at about 10pm, about 45 minutes after the Tanner sighting. However, he was not asked to help produce a photofit. The Met refuses to discuss the details but it is expected that officers will approach Mr Smith and his family for help. Yard experts are looking at ways of improving the images to end with one pristine likeness of the “suspect”.

Himself said...

Xlamation

http://themaddiecasefiles.com/topic14120-1370.html

Himself said...

Whenever I buy birth control, I ask my pharmacist for "mama's fuck pills." He never laughs.

http://favstar.fm/users/iamenidcoleslaw

Anonymous said...

The pen is mightier than the sword but I always keep a sword handy in case my enemy can't read.

From @IamEnidColeslaw

Anonymous said...

"However, he was not asked to help produce a photofit."

?

Himself said...

Quote:
Another hint is this ridiculous bit;«Irishman Martin Smith and members of his family saw a man carrying a child in his arms at about 10pm, about 45 minutes after the Tanner sighting. However, he was not asked to help produce a photofit - Well, of course he wasn't, he saw Gerry McCann! - Joana Morais

Anonymous said...

Maybe I missed information, but I always wondered why MS and his family did not help produce a photofit, so I was surprised by that sentence in the Express.

It is obvious that the McCanns did not ask them which is more than telling of course. But who else should/could asked them to help produce a photofit?

Then, Express does not give a source, so not sure if MS and his family were not asked. Refused?

"it is expected that officers will approach Mr Smith and his family for help."

"expected"?

I don't know exactly why, but it almost feels indecent to type
MS's name.

Anonymous said...

H, is he this James Murray? If so, it doesn't sound bad. bit.ly/ylsozj

Anonymous said...

Alas, it is Jim. I'm not awake yet.

Himself said...

I think you might find Mr Smith had a change of heart after a visit from Brian Kennedy.

http://bit.ly/A3x65r

Google brian+kennedy+martin+smith

You could also try a search brian+kennedy+robert+murat

He gets around a bit does Brian Kennedy


McCann propagandist

http://journalisted.com/james-murray?allarticles=yes

Anonymous said...

... at the centre of a row with the airline.

Amid rumours that police in the city of Aparto have located the child's abductor the charity which looks after the family interests booked three in-line seats on Ryanair for herself, herself and herself.

bit.ly/8ijpEf

Himself said...

That was a funny post from Blacksmith wasn't it? He does slip a funny in and then, goatherd Edgar, or the, coffin Mitchell, but that was the first post of his where he constantly took the piss. (English vernacular)

Anonymous said...

bit.ly/AnjuAX

Himself said...

No mention though, that he thought it was McCann.

Anonymous said...

"one of the family members had a flashback" bit.ly/wLAU0Q
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"I saw Gerald McCann going down the plane stairs carrying one of his children on 9th September 2007 BBC news at 10" bit.ly/m5X0mn

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"It was claimed the child's head was lying against the man's left shoulder and the arms hanging down alongside the body." bit.ly/AnjuAX

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Anonymous said...

bit.ly/my84vs

1.20 "He was carrying the child like this ....." (Kate McCann)

1.50 "An Irish family saw a man and they gave an almost identical description of the man and the child ....." (Gerry McCann)

Almost!

Himself said...

I was referring specifically to the March 14 2012 story.

As we all know, the amount of emphasis put on Tanner's (lone) sighting over that of multiple sightings by the Smith family might strike one as just a tad odd.

Anonymous said...

Mactannervision [medical] MTV
A form of image intensification or night vision usually associated with cats' eyes. In a few cases it is found in humans and the person will possess detailed night vision while remaining invisible to others. This is sometimes knows as having mac's eyes.

http://bit.ly/zPzRfW

Anonymous said...

"Reports in British newspapers have claimed Scotland Yard officers will approach the Smith family in the coming weeks as they attempt to construct a photofit on the prime suspect." http://bit.ly/FWl3pg

"the child's head lying against the man's left shoulder and the arms hanging down alongside the body" and "a long sleeved pyjama top"?

just curious

Himself said...

Tweeted.

Photofit Lol.

http://bit.ly/GH6BHm

Anonymous said...

"wee girleen", cute

Anonymous said...

bit.ly/d4jLTg

from 35:45 "Later the witness thought that this might have been Gerry McCann but this was investigated and ruled out by the Portuguese police."

?

37:00 watch a man carrying a child horizontally across his arms.

The Smiths saw a man carrying a child vertically, didn't they, the child's head lying against the man's left shoulder and the arms hanging down alongside the body.

?

so curious about the new photofit

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/H9WaxT

Himself said...

Interesting enough.

But why the recent playing down of M's condition after all the hype?

There has to be a reason, there always is.

Maren, could you try the youtube link at my latest post and see if you can view it please.

The doc really is worth watching, talk about ignorance is bliss!

Anonymous said...

bit.ly/GRJwTF

Himself said...

Thank you.

Himself said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17598550

Himself said...

Wot! No bacon?

http://bit.ly/HeRjX3

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you're a mine of information H, had not read that, just imagine. I can't blame it on not being much of a TV watcher.

bit.ly/HQHoaW

Anonymous said...

"the all-vegan menu was a key part of keeping the crew happy"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness

"Pleasure (tasty foods, warm baths, etc.)"

et cetera

To each his own.

bit.ly/IPyJb5

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/Ih0fhw

Himself said...

And nobody says a word Maren, nobody says a word.

Don't you find that rather strange in a cynical world?

Anonymous said...

24 Jul, 2007

IT was 81 days, an ocean and continent away from the place where his daughter was abducted but Gerry McCann found a strange reassurance here yesterday.

But the global web of paedophilia highlights the risk our most vulnerable face. The centre recently exposed an internet network involving 77 countries. In the UK alone there are more than 100,000 child porn sites. As a business it is, as Gerry said: "Easy, cheap, very profitable and with little risk."

http://bit.ly/Ig3naI
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August 10, 2007

Gerry McCann: "I think it's something tangible that could benefit other people and give a renewed interest to other missing kids in a medium that younger people use, tens of millions of people use YouTube. There are over 229 videos of Madeleine on it already and that's interesting."

http://bit.ly/pEardi
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AS A BUSINESS IT IS, AS GERRY SAID: "EASY, CHEAP, VERY PROFITABLE AND WITH LITTLE RISK."

Himself said...

Who are we to argue with the expert?

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/KpLBlw

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/Im5uuK

Himself said...

Unlike what I just said about 'Paul' I wouldn't have trouble believing any of this.

There are a lot of areas in Texas that are run like personal fiefdoms.

Anonymous said...

http://www.herald.ie/news/irish-
family-are-key-witnesses-in-the-
new-maddie-investigation-3097773
.html

http://bit.ly/INjfHx

Himself said...

Funny how a sighting of such insignificance by Smith, warranted a visit by Kennedy!

Anonymous said...

http://ind.pn/Vl9Awx

Anonymous said...

JENNY MURAT: KATE MCCANN PRINTED SUCH AWFUL THINGS ABOUT MY ROBERT IN HER MADELEINE BOOK

By James Murray

http://bit.ly/UzNvZW

It's a funny old world.

Himself said...

There's something not quite right about those two.

I think anybody under those circumstances would be shouting from the rooftops: LOOK AT THE FUCKING PARENTS!

yes no?

Anonymous said...

yes

There's something not quite right about those two. Not sure if that's McCann related.

Anonymous said...

Lori also spoke to the British Embassy and police in Leicestershire, who took a statement. http://bit.ly/SELn0T

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/VmcFJS

http://bit.ly/QZ0Rjg

Himself said...

http://bit.ly/nWU8Al

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/122gnfv

Himself said...

the ubiquitous PR guru without whom no fag/shag/slag/hag/gag/lag/nag/wag ‘n’ tell story is complete.

LOL

Anonymous said...

The drug laws that have put so many black males in jail that wouldn't have existed in the `70s, that is slavery. It is just straight up slavery as far as I'm concerned. - Quentin Tarantino

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264652/Toy-makers-cease-production-Django-Unchained-action-figures-black-community-leaders-criticize-trivializing-slavery.html

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They then called for a nationwide boycott of the dolls. Naturally, almost of all of them sold out immediately. Take that, commercialization.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-django-unchained-action-figures-have-been-eman,91332/

Himself said...

I'll stick with Cabbage Patch if that's OK.

which tells the story of a former slave who travels across America to find his wife and free her from slavery at the hands of a cruel plantation owner.

If you say so.

Yanks!



Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/10SRpw1

Like Madeleine, Ylenia was blonde and blue-eyed.

You couldn’t make it up.

Anonymous said...

Look how far we've come.

05 JULY 2013

It was claimed that the child's head was lying against the man's left shoulder and her arms were hanging down alongside her body. http://bit.ly/17XGmvi

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na4aBr5PTYY

from 6:36: watch a man carrying a child horizontally across his arms.

McCann documentary 2009.

The irony.

Whiter than white.




Himself said...

If anybody insists there are no such things as coincidences . . . .

I was here this morning, on a totally different mission.

100 reasons why Madeleine McCann was not abducted
http://bit.ly/19mbz8r

And came across this:

Anonymous said...

61. And yet the McCann's deliberately altered the Smith sighting carrying style so as to match that of the Tanner sighting, during the only ever significant mention of the sighting, in a McCann made reconstruction aired only a few days after Amaral's (in which he included the Smith sighting)

Evidence that can not be argued.
How I wish a journalist would ask the McCanns the simple question
why they altered the Smiths sighting in their reconstruction.
Poor Madeleine, parents that play games with a faked abductor.
13 July 2010 20:30


http://bit.ly/1a2Tpsz

Odd that!

Anonymous said...

Poor Madeleine, parents that play games with a faked abductor.

In a nutshell.

Anonymous said...

Yes I do remember that comment. How could I not. M

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Anonymous said...

So why was such a "crucial" piece of evidence kept under lock and key?

http://bit.ly/1avWbbn

A fly in the ointment?
(both countries)

We'll have to wait and see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P-z5HJxr0o

KM/GM (from the 1:46 mark)

Anonymous said...

http://dexpr.es/1aqpcn0

Anonymous said...

March 11, 2012

Jane Tanner claimed she saw a man carrying a child in his arms but did not get a good look at his face.

Irishman Martin Smith and members of his family saw a man carrying a child in his arms at about 10pm, about 45 minutes after the Tanner sighting. However, he was not asked to help produce a photofit. The Met refuses to discuss the details but it is expected that officers will approach Mr Smith and his family for help. Yard experts are looking at ways of improving the images to end with one pristine likeness of the “suspect”.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/307369/New-photo-clue-to-Madeleine-McCann-case

The Met refuses to discuss the details.





Himself said...

KM/GM (from the 1:46 mark)

Your point being?

For a time Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were seen as arguidos or suspects but that status was lifted. Now they are being kept fully informed of all developments and were given a personal briefing of the work of the PJ in Lisbon last week.

The McCann's Portuguese lawyer, Rogerio Alves, is reportedly seeking for his clients to be "assistants" in the case. This would allow their lawyer to work closely with state prosecutors.


Nasty whiff of politics in the air.

http://www.express.co.uk

Sorry, we are unable to accept comments about this article at the moment. However, you will find some great articles which you can comment on right now in our Comment section.

But that might change any day soon.

But the Express are such whores. Went from, the Parents dunnit, to writing stuff that would embarrass even the Mail.

Himself said...

A fly in the ointment?
(both countries)


Sorry, yes indeed.

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/H80COy

Anonymous said...


@19 January 2012 12:32

Gerry added: "She looks like Kate, thank goodness for that, but in terms of personality trait, she’s more like my side of the family I think."

http://www.easier.com/30690-kate-and-gerry-mccann-discuss-madeleine-one-year-on.html

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Maddie's face looks like Philomena's.

http://bit.ly/1cBb8wp

Strange family by the way.