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December 05, 2002
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Bin Laden action figure is a big hit in Pakistan

A few days ago, I posted a spoof of a 'GI Joe', where Islamo-fascists kids could buy a 'Jihad Joe' an action figure base on Osama Bin Laden (click here for the original posting).

Unfortunately, CBS (www.cbs.com) reports that such an action figure really exists and itís a big hit in Pakistan:

'Jihad Joe' really exists - Bin Laden, mass murderer, and a hero of certain Pakistani Muslim kids
(CBS) Toy crazes are a common theme in the build up to Christmas holidays in the West - with certain 'must-have' presents. [...]

The story is no different in the Muslim world with the approach of Eid ul Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadhan. But one of this year's 'must-haves' would probably be banned from sale in many parts of the West. It's a distinctive, bearded figurine, riding 'shotgun' in a military jeep.

The Osama bin Laden action figure, complete with military jeep and bodyguards, is proving to be a big hit with mothers and fathers buying holiday presents for their youngsters.

"As you know, Osama is very popular in the whole world," said Imran, a young boy eyeing up the goods on offer at a Karachi toy store. "The same thing is happening in Pakistan.

"People like him, and he has become a celebrity now."

"Children like Osama's car," echoed Eram, a young girl showing an equally keen interest in the toy. "They want to buy toys like Osama's cars or Osama's guns."

According to a toy stall holder, Naseer, some parents were even paying up to $4.00 in advance to insure they could become the proud owners of one of the dolls.

These Arab/Muslim kids are taught to admire Osama Bin Laden, a mass murderer. Don't tell me it's despair that drives them to murder Americans and Israelis - the reasons seem to be more the Nazi-like brainwashing and hate of the West that turns these little Jihadis into racists homicidal maniacs.

Thanks to LGF for the link. I copy the full article below.

Cabbage Patch Kids, Elmo And Osama?
CBS News, KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 5, 2002
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/
2002/12/05/world/main531969.shtml

(CBS) Toy crazes are a common theme in the build up to Christmas holidays in the West - with certain 'must-have' presents.

Think back to the frenzy stirred by the Cabbage Patch Kids or the fever incited by Sesame Street's Elmo doll.

These 'essential' toys disappear off shelves in a flash, with parents queueing up for hours or even coming to blows to make sure their offspring has the latest thing.

The story is no different in the Muslim world with the approach of Eid ul Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the month of Ramadhan. But one of this year's 'must-haves' would probably be banned from sale in many parts of the West. It's a distinctive, bearded figurine, riding 'shotgun' in a military jeep.

The Osama bin Laden action figure, complete with military jeep and bodyguards, is proving to be a big hit with mothers and fathers buying holiday presents for their youngsters.

"As you know, Osama is very popular in the whole world," said Imran, a young boy eyeing up the goods on offer at a Karachi toy store. "The same thing is happening in Pakistan.

"People like him, and he has become a celebrity now."

"Children like Osama's car," echoed Eram, a young girl showing an equally keen interest in the toy. "They want to buy toys like Osama's cars or Osama's guns."

According to a toy stall holder, Naseer, some parents were even paying up to $4.00 in advance to insure they could become the proud owners of one of the dolls.

Posted by David Melle at December 05, 2002 06:45 PM
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If anyone has any idea where I can find one of these things PLEASE let me know.

Posted by: jason on December 8, 2002 08:08 PM
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