When I was a kid, we had THE coolest toys. Remember Mouse Trap? Or how about Lite Brite? There were Color Forms, Shrinky Dinks, the whole cavalry fort complete with the parapet on the fort wall! My favorite was my GI Joe. He had some of the most awesome gadgets. The radio had its own carrying case that snapped closed and a microphone, along with dials that really turned! And his canteen and weapons!
I didn’t have any sisters until I was ready to go into the military so I never really paid much attention to Barbie, but now with four daughters, I understand why she is the fave of all the girls. My kids just think of the most outrageous scenarios and *poof*! Barbie transforms and assumes whatever profession that they happen to need for the occasion. She is truly a woman of many faces.
One of her newest faces is not so much about her profession as it is about her religion. I’m not 100%, but I believe there has never been a Christian Barbie offered. You know, wearing a cross/crucifix or rosary beads. I’m also pretty sure that Barbie has never been a nun or worked in a convent. Now, however, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has decided that its first “religious” Barbie will be Muslim, sporting a hijab and all!
Mattel has created its first hijab-wearing Barbie — and modeled it after Muslim-American Ibtihaj Muhammad, who won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2016 Olympic Games and was the first American Olympian to wear a hijab during competition.
The Barbie — dressed in a white fencing outfit and holding a sabre — was presented to Muhammad on Monday at the Glamour Women of the Year LIVE Summit in Brooklyn, New York.
The doll — part of the Barbie Shero line that recognizes boundary-breaking women who can inspire the next generation of girls — will be available for purchase in 2018.
“Through playing with Barbie, I was able to imagine and dream about who I could become,” Muhammad said. “I love that my relationship with Barbie has come full circle, and now I have my own doll wearing a hijab that the next generation of girls can use to play out their own dreams.”
Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive added that Muhammad, 31, “has challenged every stereotype — which to me is the definition of a modern American woman. … She will play a tremendous role in ensuring that girls of the future see themselves represented fully and beautifully in our culture.”
In February, Muhammad claimed she was detained by U.S. Customs under Trump’s travel ban.
“I can’t tell you why it happened to me, but I know that I’m Muslim. I have an Arabic name,” she said in a PopSugar interview. “And even though I represent Team USA and I have that Olympic hardware, it doesn’t change how you look and how people perceive you.”
But there was one glaring omission: It later surfaced that her detention occurred in December 2016 — when Barack Obama was in the White House — yet media outlets ran with headlines that it happened because of Trump, the Washington Examiner reported.
Many will no doubt argue that this is not about politics, but they would be wrong. Of course, we all know by now that the hijab, the burqa and the niqab are symbols of oppression that the men in Arab countries use to keep their women from expressing themselves in a way that would be counter to Sharia law. What many on the Left do not acknowledge or are not yet aware is that Sharia law IS religious in its foundation. Just as the Western laws are based in most part on Mosaic Law from Moses.
Sharia law merges both societal and religious laws and they are not separable from the other. This hijab-wearing Barbie will need to do a few things if she wishes to keep her head. She would probably do a little better with a burqa because her pale skin is a dead giveaway that she is not Arab born. She will need to dye her hair…there’s no way that the blonde is going to play well, and she’ll require turning in her driver’s license and any hopes of going to university. There is a silver lining. Girls can always remove the hijab and convert Barbie to Christianity where she’ll be able to be Barbie once again.
Source: The Blaze