As a follower of the arts, always seeking out new and exciting developments in national dailies, I was astounded to read that a Birmingham entrepreneurial mum has taken Mattel’s Barbie and forced a new religion upon her. We now have Muslim Barbie, complete with optional tiny prayer mat. I am not fazed about anyone’s (or anything’s) religion, but Barbie has always been a down-to-earth, might I say non-political? kinda gal. Sure, a young girl of Islamic faith may well love to play with Muslim Barbie, but I am left wondering what Mattel might think.
On doing a few searches, I find a number of manufactures producing different variations, ‘Hijabarbie’ for one. So, will there be a ‘Mufti Ken’ doll?