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Despite All Appearances, This Is Not a Joke


“In the last year or so, Barbie dolls have all but disappeared from the shelves of many toy stores in the Middle East. In their place, there is Fulla, a dark-eyed doll with, as her creator puts it, “Muslim values.”" Fulla is profiled in detail in this NYT article. No plans are in place for a Fulla Malibu Dream House, but don’t fret: “”When you take Fulla out of the house, don’t forget her new spring abaya!” says one commercial.”


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