Anti-Muslim greeting card turns talking doll into a terrorist

Muslims living in the U.S. are outraged over a greeting card sold in Chicago that features a popular Muslim toy doll turned into a “Jihad Jane”-like terrorist by the card’s designer.

Taking liberties with the actual design of the toy doll’s packaging, the card describes the doll with talking bubbles that say, ‘The Talking Doll, Pull string for message, if you dare,’ and ‘She’ll Love You To Death! She’ll Blow Your Brains Out!’

The inside of the card says, “Hope your birthday is a BLOW OUT!”

terrorist doll card

Photo Credit: Chicago Monitor

Needless to say, Ahmed Rehab from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago didn’t see the humor and had something to say about how this card shows the increasing Islamophobia in America.

Rehab wrote in an article in the Chicago Monitor:

Notice that nothing identifies this doll as a terrorist in the minds of the card designers other than that she wears a Hijab. Moreover, she – like many Muslim girl who choose to wear the Hijab – is a smiling, non-threatening normal-looking female wearing a pink Hijab and a flower-patterned dress. The unmistakable message behind the “humor” is that even the most peaceful looking Muslims are synonymous and exchangeable with terrorists.

There are those who will claim Muslims do not have a sense of humor. But one would like to think humor comes with (even a minimal degree of ) intelligence. The notion that a doll, that looks like any other doll that any little girl in the world would play with, can be presented as a terrorist doll simply and only because it is a “Muslim” doll or because it has a “Muslim scarf” on its head is not what defines “funny” for a lot of people, but bigoted, ugly, idiotic, moronic, etc.

acebook Aamani desi doll

Actual Desi Doll: Talking Muslim Doll

According to the article, the actual doll, called “Aamina, the Muslim Doll,” was designed by a mother who wanted to teach “kids religious greetings and sayings in Arabic with messages like ‘Assalamu Alaikum is the Muslim greeting, and it means peace be upon you’ and ‘Let’s play together insha’Allah, insha’Allah means if God wills it.’

Rehab asked that Muslims write to the card designers and the card seller to express outrage over the “stereotyping” and to ask the card-makers “if they would get a chuckle out of their daughters growing up exposed to messaging that criminalizes their basic identity for profit,” Rehab wrote.

But one could wonder if CAIR spent more time calling out the extremists in the Muslim religion, would Islamophobia once again be on the rise in America?

Read more from the Chicago Monitor here.

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. Twitter: @JaneenBPR


  • RonSr

    This describes almost all muslims.

  • Joanne Long

    Too bad if Muslims don't like it, and we wonder what is wrong with Chicago, same as Dearborn, MI Muslims.

  • Sam Page

    Oh, you're 'offended?' Oh well, geez, that makes all the difference in the world!

    Here's a thought:



  • Robert Schultz

    I guess Jihad Jane touched a Christophobic nerve with the jihadis from CAIR.

  • Robert Schultz

    Perhaps, Rehab, if your brethren stopped blowing up Americans just for grins, you might evoke some more sympathy.

  • zeeman

    Maybe the greeting card should have a picture of a roadside bomb wrapped in a pink ribbon. Would that make CAIR happy? The hypocritical Bastards.

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvu

    I approve of this doll, a simple way of informing out kids to be aware of the violence out there amidst the muslim community! Muslims if you don't like it clean up your act and start practicing peace instead of war. You can't ever hope to catch up with the rest of world if you continue to live in the 15th Century – six centuries behind the rest of us.

    • Sonny

      I'm not a Muslim or even Arabic, but comments like yours just shows the world that Americans are hateful people when we're really not. We as a country cannot preach freedom and independence with ignorance like yours. The fact that you want our kids to grow up in a hateful society just shows how backwards you are.

  • John Carr

    Does this card come with a pound of bacon. If the Muslims don't like it I'm sure someone will help them pack so they can go back to where they came from.

  • Doug Hanks

    Just in time for Mother's Day.

  • ernie barber

    Love it! muslims are always offended about anything and everything if it's not muslim. I'm deeply offended by the Boston bombing! Or have the muslims forgotten? WAY TO GO CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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