GameCulture reports on the strange case of an Indiana mother who has complained that her 8-year-old daughter’s Baby Pals game for the Nintendo DS speaks the phrase "Islam is the light."
Readers may recall that a remarkably similar controversy last fall centered around Fisher-Price’s Little Mommy Cuddle and Coo doll. And, in fact, the mother in this case, Rachel Jones, was also one of those who complained about her child’s Cuddle and Coo doll.
In regard to the doll controversy, Mattel issued a statement in October which said that the only scripted word was "mama" and other baby talk sounds were gibberish.
In fairness, the sound uttered by the DS game sounds exactly like the one that caused so much controversy in regard to the doll. We’re wondering if Crave, publisher of Baby Pals, somehow licensed the same digitized audio file.
GP: So, is this a case of anti-Islamic paranoia or subtle indoctrination of America’s youth? What do you think, GP readers?