UAE wants to control toys that mock Islam
But is mocking the people afraid of mocking allowed? The United Arab Emirates Federal National Council (FNC) has issued a recommendation to the Cabinet to pass legislation on children’s toys that "mock Islam.”
The move has already created a round of sarcastic responses from parents in the Emirates, who say the effort on cracking down on toys seems "unwarranted.”
"These are children’s toys. What are they going to do? I think it’s ridiculous,” Kuwaiti mother of two Mona AbdelRahman told Bikyamasr.com.
But Mohammad Msallam Bin Ham, FNC member, called on the government to issue a legislation to tighten controls on imports of toys that are against Islam. (...)