September 16, 2003

Dolled Up


Last week FoxNews reported: Saudi Religious Police Say Barbie Is a Moral Threat. Reality left little room for added absurdity on this one.

The Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, as the religious police are officially known, lists the dolls on a section of its Web site devoted to items deemed offensive to the conservative Saudi interpretation of Islam.

"Jewish Barbie dolls, with their revealing clothes and shameful postures, accessories and tools are a symbol of decadence to the perverted West. Let us beware of her dangers and be careful," said a message posted on the site.

Rob Sama at samaBlog had a similar idea: Operation Barbie Drop.

Posted by Forkum at September 16, 2003 07:41 AM