At Left: An innocent doll? Or an agent of Islamofascism? You decide! (photo credit from Mattel)
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Woman Hears Hidden Message From Granddaughter's Doll
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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An Upstate grandmother said on Friday that there's a hidden message coming from a baby doll she bought recently.
At first the baby giggles and says the word "mama."
But at the end, Ann Ward said she swears she can hear the words, "Islam is the Light."
While she has no problem with religions different from her own, she said she doesn't want her 14-month-old granddaughter saying something they don't believe.
Ward said it's not unusual for her to spoil her only granddaughter. The child even has her own room in Ward's house.
"This is her little play stuff that she plays with," Ward said of her granddaughter's toys.
So Ward said, when she saw the doll, she couldn't resist buying it.
"I would hope this would be a doll that she would want to carry," she said.
Built with a motion sensor, the Little Mommy Cuddle 'N Coo doll makes noises when something moves near it.
Sometimes it coos, but Ward said she started hearing something else.
"My theory is that it's saying, 'Islam is the Light,'" Ward said.
She said she couldn't believe what she was hearing, so she listened to it over and over again before taking it to work for another opinion.
"When I got that many opinions and everybody's saying they're hearing the same thing, then that's when I'm thinking I don't want her to have the doll," Ward said.
Mattel makes the doll. In a statement, Mattel said, "The only scripted word the doll says is 'mama.' To avoid any potential misinterpretation, we have eliminated that segment of the sound file from future production."
Ward said she plans to bring her doll back to the store.
"I don't want her saying the first doll she got was saying something we don't agree with," Ward said.
When the time comes, Ward said she wants to teach her granddaughter about other religions, but she doesn't want that lesson learned from a doll.
Mattel said anyone with questions or concerns about the doll can call their consumer relations center.
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