Ibtihaj Muhammad is an extremely talented woman who has competed for our nation in the Olympics as a fencer.
Sadly, while Muhammad should be a source of American pride, she is actually a source of national embarrassment.
Muhammad, who is an American-born Muslim, has in the past argued that America is a hateful place where Muslims often feel unsafe. She has expressed support for a terrorist who murdered innocent people, she has made a joke out of the Islamic penchant for murdering nonbelievers, and she has spit venom and hate at our (her!) president.
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 7, 2016
Apparently, none of that matters to toy maker Mattel, because the company just announced that it will be creating the first-ever Muslim Barbie doll based on a likeness of Muhammad.
In a statement from the company Sejal Shah Miller, Barbie’s vice president of global marketing, argued that Muhammad is an “inspiration” to girls everywhere.
We are so excited to honor @IbtihajMuhammad with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll! Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries. #Shero #YouCanBeAnything #GlamourWOTY pic.twitter.com/oV0e6ClgL6
— Barbie (@Barbie) November 13, 2017
Muhammad confirmed the announcement by cheering on the news that girls everywhere could now play with a doll that celebrates the Muslim ideals of the superiority of men and the inferiority of women:
Thank you @Mattel for announcing me as the newest member of the @Barbie #Shero family! I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true 😭💘 #shero pic.twitter.com/py7nbtb2KD
— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) November 13, 2017
This is what we’ve come to, folks.
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Cross posted at Constitution.com