Muslims outraged over 'terrorist' doll card
Updated On: May 06 2013 03:26:26 PM CDT
Chicago's Muslim community is up in arms over a greeting card depicting a hijab-wearing Muslim girl as a terrorist.
The card is a play on a real-life Muslim doll named "Aamina" and is covered with messages like, "She'll love you to death!" and "She'll blow your brains out!"
Inside, the card reads, "Hope your birthday is a blow out!"
A communications coordinator with the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations spotted the card at a local stationary store, the Chicago Monitor reported.
Ahmed Rehab, the Chicago chapter's executive director, called the card "moronic" and said it only feeds negative stereotypes.
"The woman in Massachusetts just two weeks ago that was punched while walking her kids for no other reason than wearing a hijab on her head, was because someone thought that because she wears it, she is a terrorist," he told the CBS affiliate in Chicago.
The card is made by a New Jersey company called Noble Works, which gives a "sick, provocative and sometimes controversial spin" on current events, according to its website.
The owner of the stationary store defended his decision to carry the card, telling CBS in Chicago it's a free country.
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