Friday, December 02, 2011

Toy guns that "insult Aisha" found in Gaza (UPDATED)

Emirates 24/7 reported in late October:

An Emirati social expert and activist shopping in a local market stumbled across Chinese-made toy guns that issue sounds mocking Islam and called on authorities to take action against such products.

The discovery came a few days after Saudi authorities said they seized nearly 1,500 Chinese-made toy guns issuing sounds that mock and insult Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him).

Mariam Al Ahmadi, a well-known social activist in Abu Dhabi, said she found the toy guns at some shops in Bani Yas, just outside Abu Dhabi city.

Quoted by the Dubai-based 'Emarat Al Youm' Arabic language daily, Mariam said she had reported the guns to the police and called for immediate measures.“I call upon the police and other competent authorities to investigate how these anti-Islam guns found their way into the UAE market and to take action against all those who had brought them in,” she said.

In Saudi Arabia, police said on Sunday they had seized nearly 1,500 Chinese-made toy guns at a local market found to be issuing sounds that abuse Aisha, one of the most venerated women in Islam.Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcement authority in the country, seized the toys during a raid on a shopping centre in the western town of Jeddah.

“The guns were found to be issuing sounds which are considered mocking and offending against the Prophet’s wife,” newspapers said, quoting Commission spokesman in Jeddah, Turki Al Zahrani.He said sellers of those toys, mostly Asians, apparently do not know they offend Islam as the guns issue sounds in Arabic.
Those Chinese toy guns sure get around. Palestine Press Agency reports that a shipment was found in Gaza yesterday.

Gazans were shocked when kids started playing with the guns in a Gaza shop and they heard unspeakable things being said about Aisha. Unfortunately, we do not know the details.

Hamas confiscated the offensive weapons and started an investigation as to how they were smuggled into Gaza.

I did not see the guns on eBay yet. Only a matter of time....

UPDATE: Onion Tears News shows a MEMRI clip from September that shows what the guns really say:

"Go, go, go. Pull over. Save the hostages." is being interpreted as "Shoot Aisha!"