Iran bans Barbie dolls, say it will destroy nation


Iran’s ultra-conservative radical hardline cleric: Barbie dolls will ruin our nation

TEHRAN While little girls in America may look forward to their first Barbie doll, in the eyes of Iran, they are devil dolls. The Iran authorities are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, and a destructive element that will ruin the Iranian nation, shopkeepers in Tehran said on Monday.

The new order, issued around three weeks ago, forced shopkeepers to take down all their Barbie dolls to avoid being closed down by the police.

“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. The conservative hardline clerics in Iran have been contemplating with the idea of a Barbie ban since 1996, citing the dolls “un-Islamic” and will bring “destructive cultural and social consequences”, but only now has it become a reality.

The Barbie and (her friend) Ken dolls, produced by US-based toy company Mattel, are the most popular toys for young Iranian girls. Iran now officially approved new Islamic dolls to counter the demand for Barbie and Ken - the dolls named Sara, a female, and Dara, a male wearing a variety of traditional dress, with Sara fully respecting the rule that all women in Iran must obey in public, covering their hair and wearing loose-fitting clothes.


Iran’s Islamic dolls - Sara and Dara

According to a release published Monday on the Iranian Islam for Today website, “The new Islamic 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 decadent American dolls and accessories that have polluted the Iranian society.” The new Islamic dolls are made in China.

“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 secretly but put these (new Islamic dolls) in the shelves to make the police think we are just selling the approved dolls,” he added that Sara and Dara have never been popular, and the sales for both have not proven successful.


Iran shopkeepers say they have no choice but to take down Barbies from display

Iran however, is not the first country to ban the Barbie dolls, that honor goes to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia in 2003 outlawed Barbie altogether by declaring her “offensive to Islam.”

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.

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/16 … on-barbie/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/1 … ?ref=world

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162- … -on-barbie

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http://rt.com/news/iran-barbie-ban-toy-915/

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I am looking forward for them to ban all things which is no related to their religion and their invention. like, cars, guns,technology stuff. I’d like to see how they live.

they will start living like most west malaysians think us east malaysians live… on top of trees…
haha

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Look into the eyes of Barbie,and boys will be sissy’s, girls will be whores…

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Look into the eyes of Barbie,and boys will be sissy’s, girls will be whores…[/quote]

???

[quote=“liv_amanda”][quote=“jul2305”]HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
Look into the eyes of Barbie,and boys will be sissy’s, girls will be whores…[/quote]

???[/quote]
Barbie dolls, “destroy nation”…Don’t you get it??? gosh… :shock:

when barbie dolls gets angry… they grown into chuckie and start terrorizing the whole nation. :mrgreen:

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Iran’s ultra-conservative radical hardline cleric: Barbie dolls will ruin our nation

TEHRAN While little girls in America may look forward to their first Barbie doll, in the eyes of Iran, they are devil dolls. The Iran authorities are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from what they see as pernicious western culture eroding Islamic values, and a destructive element that will ruin the Iranian nation, shopkeepers in Tehran said on Monday.

The new order, issued around three weeks ago, forced shopkeepers to take down all their Barbie dolls to avoid being closed down by the police.

“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. The conservative hardline clerics in Iran have been contemplating with the idea of a Barbie ban since 1996, citing the dolls “un-Islamic” and will bring “destructive cultural and social consequences”, but only now has it become a reality.

The Barbie and (her friend) Ken dolls, produced by US-based toy company Mattel, are the most popular toys for young Iranian girls. Iran now officially approved new Islamic dolls to counter the demand for Barbie and Ken - the dolls named Sara, a female, and Dara, a male wearing a variety of traditional dress, with Sara fully respecting the rule that all women in Iran must obey in public, covering their hair and wearing loose-fitting clothes.


Iran’s Islamic dolls - Sara and Dara

According to a release published Monday on the Iranian Islam for Today website, “The new Islamic 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 decadent American dolls and accessories that have polluted the Iranian society.” The new Islamic dolls are made in China.

“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 secretly but put these (new Islamic dolls) in the shelves to make the police think we are just selling the approved dolls,” he added that Sara and Dara have never been popular, and the sales for both have not proven successful.


Iran shopkeepers say they have no choice but to take down Barbies from display

Iran however, is not the first country to ban the Barbie dolls, that honor goes to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia in 2003 outlawed Barbie altogether by declaring her “offensive to Islam.”

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.

Source:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/ … SI20120116

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/iran-cracks-do … 00969.html

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/16 … on-barbie/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/1 … ?ref=world

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162- … -on-barbie

http://www.allvoices.com/news/11307149- … e-peddlers

http://rt.com/news/iran-barbie-ban-toy-915/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2833758/posts

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/ … 6-1.437937

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/wor … 59473.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Iran+b … story.html

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/intern … d=31949216

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/16 … u-s-drone/

http://www.thejournal.ie/barbie-banned- … 4-Jan2012/

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/gl … barbie-ban

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/iran-crack … ll-4690493[/quote]

I work there(persian gulf).nothing can i say bout this totally “hahahahahaahahhaahahaha”

Iran has just ranked themselves as world most crap and ridiculous nation on earth with these banning of items that got notthing to do with their religion at all.