January 28, 2009, - 1:44 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Last year, I told you about the Fisher Price doll that says, “Islam is the light.” Now, it’s Nintendo. But no-one seems to care that dolls and games are being used to propagandize American kids. Don’t buy Nintendo DS Baby Pals for your kids.
Months ago, Rachel Jones was shocked to discover her 4-year-old’s baby doll seemed to have a hidden message: Islam is the light.
Imagine her surprise when a game for her 8-year-old daughter’s Nintendo DS had the same message.
Rachel said she bought the Nintendo game, Baby Pals, as a gift for her 8-year-old daughter after a good report card.
She had no idea the game also contained the hidden message “Islam is the light.”
“We were sitting in the kitchen, and she was playing it,” said Jones. “All of a sudden she looked at me, and I looked at her and she said, ‘Mom, I think my baby said something.’ And so I played it back, and it says ‘Islam is the light.'”
The message on the doll and in the Nintendo game sound exactly the same. . . .
In a virtual reality setting, the child playing the game can feed the baby or teach it to crawl, among other things. It’s only when the child gives the baby a bath that it repeatedly seems to say “Islam is the light.”
Jones said she’s angry this is the second toy she’s had to take from her children.
“Not just my daughters’ toys, but we have a son too,” said Jones. “Now I feel like I need to listen to all of his little toys to make sure they’re not saying it.”
Nintendo’s representatives said the game is manufactured by a third party, so they’re not responsible for the content, but the game’s packaging clearly states the game is licensed by Nintendo.
Toys, today. Tomorrow, everything else.
Oh, and one other thing: Islam is not the light. It’s very dark darkness. As anyone with a brain knows.
A more accurate toy would say, “Islam is the fright.”