- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 15, 2006
- 14 Comments
A journalist recently called to ask what I thought about the Muslim barbie doll, which is properly veiled and covered up in the Islamic tradition. Doesn’t it offer the veiled child something she can relate to?
Please I said:
When a slave child has a slave doll to relate to;
When a child labourer has a doll which comes complete with a sweatshop;
When a girl who has been genitally mutilated has a doll with mutilated genitals;
and when a child ‘bride’ has a baby barbie doll dressed in white to relate to;
Then, I suppose, this veiled doll will also make sense…
That is, of course, if and when we have reverted back to the Middle Ages and full on barbarity.
The doll may help parents, the parasitic imams or Islamic states and groups impose the hejab on some girls but that does not change the undeniable fact that child veiling is nothing but child abuse.
To find out more on why I think child veiling is child abuse, click here.
To read Mansoor Hekmat’s In Defence of the Prohibition of the Islamic Veil for Children, click here. It is a brilliant defence of the child. You can skip the first few paragraphs and get right into the crux of his argument.