Are today's cowboy and Indians being replaced with kids playing "terrorist?"
A Lego-style miniature figurine that looks very much like an Islamic terrorist -- complete with tiny strapped-on explosives, assault rifle, grenade launcher and face scarf -- is infuriating Muslims and concerned parents alike. The idea for the controversial toy, says Will Chapman of BrickArms (the company that produces the action figures) came from his 9-year-old son.
The inspiration might have come from a child, but it's got some adults fighting mad. The British Muslim organization Ramadhan Foundation has called the toy "absolutely disgusting and "glorifying terrorism."
The gun-toting figurine called "Bandit -- Mr. White" and sells for
$14. "Terrorists" aren't the only thing for sale at BrickArms, however. You can
also buy a miniature Nazi SS officer.
Momlogic spoke with Chapman's wife Jennifer and asked if she lets her three children play with the toys. She refused to comment.
What do you think? Are these toys innapproriate for children?