Thursday, October 11, 2007

Muslim Barbie doll unveiled

from Independent Television News

Indonesian mom Sukmawati Suryaman has unveiled the world-famous Barbie doll in her latest guise - Muslim Barbie. Entitled Salma after the Arabic word salamah, which means peace, the toy has been a massive success. The wardrobe ranges from traditional costumes, casual clothes and white prayer dresses but all of them come with matching headscarves. Salma is set to be exported to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Brunei by next year. The western Barbie is deemed so unacceptable in Saudi Arabia she has been banned - meaning Salma may become even more popular than her Western rival in Muslim countries.

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