May 13, 2003
Could Be Worse

Today's Best of the Web (scroll down to 'The Seventh Century Meets the 21st') quotes a Memri story about the new website of the Saudi religious police, the Authority for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. I found the second paragraph quoted particularly amusing:

Also shown is a photo of several Barbie dolls, along with the text: "The enemies of Islam want to invade us with all possible means, and therefore they have circulated among us this doll, which spreads deterioration of values and moral degeneracy among our girls." On the photo, under the heading "The Jewish Doll," is a story titled "The Strange Request." The story reads: "One girl said to her mother: 'Mother, I want jeans and a shirt open at the top, like Barbie's!!' The dolls of the Jewish Barbie in her naked garb [sic], their disgraceful appearance, and their various accessories are a symbol of the dissolution of values in the West. We must fully comprehend the danger in them."

What would they say if Barbie were anatomically correct?

Posted by Dr. Weevil at May 13, 2003 09:37 PM

They've seen Ken, and he's as well equipped as they are, so they assume Barbie is anatomically correct.

Posted by: Robert Crawford on May 14, 2003 09:35 AM