Shiite Morals: Child Marriage Halal, Barbie Dolls Haram!

Thanks to the Elder

Iran’s latest nemesis: Barbie

From 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 program, inside the country the Barbie ban is part of what the government calls a “soft war” against decadent cultural influences.

“About three weeks ago the morality police came to our shop, asking us to remove all the Barbies,” said a shopkeeper in a toy store in northern Tehran.

Iran’s religious rulers first declared Barbie, made by U.S. company Mattel, 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 about 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.

“My daughter prefers Barbies. She says Sara and Dara are ugly and fat,”

Sara and Dara, ugly and fat

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 because she was told they were also banned from public sale.

Well, they can always just dress Barbie in the freedom sack……

4 thoughts on “Shiite Morals: Child Marriage Halal, Barbie Dolls Haram!”


    BUT …

    Desire for animal sex? No problem!
    (video) Bestiality is allowed in Isalm (Sahih Muslim)

    Only one women is boring? No problem!
    4:3 “… Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four”
    Allah allows it!

    Passion for young boys? No problem!
    “… Ghilman (Young Boys): In sura: (52:24) Allah promises to supply young diamond-sparkling beautiful boys for some inhabitants of Islamic heavens….”


  2. Western feminists and queer theorists must be delighted at the mullahs’ condemnation of Barbie and promotion of Sara and Dara – they are transgressing social norms of “whiteness”, “body fascism” and constructions of beauty constructed by oppressive patriarchal power structures in favour of tubby, androgynous, slightly inbred-looking “people of colour”. What a colossal heap of shiite.

  3. They should make a “Princess Ameera Al Taweel” barbie doll. She would be muslim, attractive, a good role model for young girls.

    The Princess Ameera Al Taweel barbie doll would come with an extensive designer wardrobe, a drivers licence (if she gets her way), a car and a prince doll (her husband). In some cases the Princess Ameera Al Taweel barbie doll would have sister wife barbie dolls. And of course the sister wife dolls would all have there own range of accessories.

    You could branch out and supply a dancing boy barbie doll for the prince, and maybe even a jumbo jet.

  4. Now where did I read-“they kept the honor killing Ken”..(snicker)..think WZippers?
    “toughest ever sanctions on Iran and tensions rise”..always seems to be something to do with sex or sexuality that gets them so fired up! As you pointed out about the child marriage- how hypocritical!!

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