Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's Nintendo DS Game

January 27, 2009 -

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.

Urban Legends reports that an audio expert experimented with the Cuddle and Coo doll and found that the phrase most closely sounded like "It's not near the light."

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?


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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Well said. I'm also against religious indoctrination, in fact I'm against indoctrination of any kind.

People should not force their views on others. They should be more open to how others view things, and not condemn them unless what they plan to do with their views threatens to either endanger or indoctrinate other people.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

 Eh, there are better non-troversies to manufacture about Baby Pals: http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2009/01/sick-baby-p-simulator-peddled-by.html

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

ROFL!

Words escape me, they really do, I cannot find words to express how completely cracked up this is.

What next, I wonder, banning croissants because not only are they French, but they look a bit like a Crescent! Shock Horror! Subliminal advertising! Run for the Hills!

Oh God, what a belly-laugh I just had....

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I don't get the big deal.  Islam is the light. 

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Guess she hasn't figured out how to play CDs backwards so has to make stuff up about talking toys.

Don't let her listen to the Teletubbies dolls!

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

  So the Muslims are targeting our children through shovelware?

  Is it anti-muslim hysteria? Well, look at it like this; if the game said "Jesus is the light" would it be a story? 

 

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Paranoia at it's finest. Worse still than the paranoid mother is the incredibly ignorant news broadcast that clearly doesn't understand the concept of 'third party software'.

And... doesn't even QUESTION whether the mom is just hearing things.


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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

How is baby pals a reward for good grades, not only is it shitty but isn't giving it to her as a reward for good grades like saying "Oh you made good grades and will do well, here take this and learn to be a good little housewife."  I mean really why would anyone want to play a game about taking care of a baby, when there is so many other more interesting, and actually good games out there.  Why do developers think that the only thing girls are interested in are Babyz and Ponyz?

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

There is the possibility that the mother took her daughter to the store and the daughter picked that game....

Just saying...

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Anti Islam propaganda its the news after all. Plus its rated E it does NOT have be changed because it says it or "sounds like it says it". Nothing wrong here.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I heard the doll say it, but I was looking for it so it might be that they might have misheard and heard what they were trying to hear.

I say it's all bullshit.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

It sounded more like "God is the light"

I'm offended now....

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Methinks you left off the sarcasm tag. Religious people getting butthurt over references to God is bullshit.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I think I'm suffering from the same thing.  I trust it's all jibberish, but because the news program suggested what I should hear, I heard that.

Personally I think that woman should get a hobby outside of listening to her kids toys.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

A garbled gibberish message sounds vaguely sort-of similar to a string of English words that suggest a particular non-Christian religion is good.

This is, of course, part of a Grand Conspiracy. Ban this sick filth now.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Sigh... at least wait until your kid recites something remotely islamic before becoming paranoid. Besides, if you hear something once and expect to hear it again you might think you did. I would be shocked if this woman is remotely accurate in her claims. I think she's just another woman who's given in to this anti-Islamic BS.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

"Sigh... at least wait until your kid recites something remotely islamic before becoming paranoid."

LOL!  I'll bet you also would say, "Sigh... at least wait until the Islamic Fascist terrorists hit us with chemical or nuclear weapons before becoming paranoid."  A typical leftist mindset that will ultimately destroy us if this insane ideology ever gets implemented in this country on a grand scale.   But, hey, if our enemies do destroy us, I guess the American left can at least feel good about their "tolerance" and political correctness before they go to their own graves, right?

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Personally I am more worried about an asteroid or comet smacking the world then a "Islamic Fascist terrorist" with a nuke.  Then again I am also more worried about being killed by an american driving down the road in a car accident then a "Islamic Fascist Terrorist" killing me.  We americans are better at killing each other, why do the islamic fascist need to join in?  

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Sigh... this is getting old

so what would you do? lock all Muslims in Gitmo regardless of human rights and freedom of religion?

Hey guess what, I'm an Atheist, I believe in Human rights, religious equality, freedom of speech, life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the Constitution of the United States.

What do you have to say to that motherfucker? Come and get me you theocratic asshole.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I'm going with the paranoia, although it does sound exactly like the sound the doll made.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

It's a case of anti-Islamic paranoia.

There. That's my opinion. Babies say gibberish, pure and simple.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

  "GP: So, is this a case of anti-Islamic paranoia or subtle Islamic indoctrination of America's youth? What do you think, GP readers?"

Frist off youer slipping thats what I think secondly jibberish is is all about what you think you hear unlike zippy speak which is sjut noise...... :P


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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Wait....what?  Am I the only one who didn't understand 50% of what was typed there?

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

You have to project the punctuation with your mind. A common staple of Zippy's comments.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Punctuation, spelling,grammar oh hell you have to re do it all to understand WTF I just said :P


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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

What the hell, man? Why would you say something like that?

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Because he's entitled to his opinion. It's not half as offensive as some of the stuff I've read (or written) here.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

If you don't like his editorial style and content, you can leave. There is nothing holding you here. He doesn't have to report on every single game studio closing or laying off workers. He has made some general state of the industry posts that covered the layoffs to some degree.

But as it seems you are well aware of studio layoffs, perhaps you don't need Dennis to report on it. You just want to project yourself and your priorities on this site.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Wow Zach, who lit the fuse on your tampon?

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

But the trouble is he has articled dev closings before and the sudden ignoring of them is...well.... annoying, that and this 2nd hand sensationalist crap is..well...more annoying.

I have decided I will be leaving messages about my discontent with his...mmm.... choices of articles he picks, at least for as long as I can remember and with my luck that should be a day or 2.

I am not the only one that thinks if you are going to do generalized game news that closings and other..er... REAL game related stuff is more important than a guy jacking off his console or other such similar crap.  This dose not mean I will post in every shooter slayer article whining about something, just the more unimportant followup's GP tends to do for the sake of sensitization.

The reason hard news died was becuse it chose to become entertainment , the reason I come to GP is its been able to mix the 2 for the past year its been getting more fluffy and I don't care for it but thats probably do to the new owners/partners(ECA) pressing their weight around.

I am already seeing news and official comments based to districted from real issues..I am hoping its just my tinfoil glasses that are getting in the way...

I shouldn't be breaking any rules being bothered with the way GP is doing things I am not offensive(but for my rapeing grammar) and stating as much, and I also see no need to truly insult merely point out the apparent failings of the day in a humorous yet repetitive thus boring way. Not to mention I rag on myself more.... *insert tampon+zippy+virgin joke here*
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Luv you man, but I completely disagree it would be nice if a competent  site tried to remain competent covering important news and keeping score of closings as they are just starting to get worse the fact you and Dennis do not see that and are not wanting to keep track what parts of the industry are going to fail do to the world financial  system going boom..is just arrogant and incompetent.... rough times are coming someone needs to keep track and stay focused and not just chase skirts and blow their budget on cheap whine and cheaper women(mostly sensationalist story's).

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Mind you I am looking at the site as more a new based one than poltics since GP did open up the format more but what he really did was open up to anything that can be politicized. Still massive layoffs and closings are something to not be so ignored.....


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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

This woman's clearly mentally ill. Is CPS going to take her kids away before she drowns them in the tub so they can be with Jesus?

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

This is pathetic, I bet if it said "Christianity is the light" she wouldn't have complained. It's like they're saying that Islamic messages shouldn't be taught or something. In my opinion, anyone should have the right to see all religions, beliefs or whatever else and be what they want to be. This line is insignificant and she is blocking her child from having the chance of believing in Islam if the child should want to.

Note: I'm not saying Islam, Christianity or any other form of belief is right or wrong. I just think everyone should have a fair choice.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I'm Christian and I believe that if a game referred to any religion even my own that I'd be offended...specially if it's geared at small children...it's a parents job to instill morals. I was Raised Luthran...guess what? I'm not Luthran...I'm pretty much a non denomination Christian that sees all Religions in some form or another as ajoined to the others (So maybe I'm Agnostic with Christian tendancies), I think personally that Religion should only play as much a roll in a child's life as learning morals...they don't get to choose their religion until they're old enough to choose it without outside influence...most kids if bridgejump Religion was the fad would practice that to be in with the popular kids...Let them get old enough to decide before saying they should choose because kids (Specially 8 year olds) are stupid in the popularity sense...and yes I've met a number of intellegent 11,12,13 year olds and so forth...but Socially they're still morons...and to me a Religion or lack there of is a really huge decission and they're too flighty to choose at that point (There are however always exceptions to the rules...)

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

My reaction exactly.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

They absolutely wouldn't care.  Go read the comments on the website and someone claiming to be the husband of the woman comments about how they are conservative Christian and teaching their kids to fear Satan's influence and crap. 

 

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I wouldnt doubt if they are Pentecostal, which is pretty common in Indiana unluckily...

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Agreed. I mean, it wasn't just Christians that thought Jack was a nutter for using his faith as an excuse for his actions.

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I think it's offencive for finding that phase offencive.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

 Obviously Anti-Islamic paranoia, this is nothing new. Anything sounds specific if you are expecting it.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

"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."

 

Says it all really.  Woman has got an anti-Muslim chip on her shoulder and ergo even if the sound vaguely resembles the afforementioned phrase, there's a fair bet that the "million monkeys on a million typewriters" effect is evidencing here...

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

"Woman has got an anti-Muslim chip on her shoulder and ergo even if the sound vaguely resembles the afforementioned phrase, there's a fair bet that the "million monkeys on a million typewriters" effect is evidencing here..."

 

Yeah, kinda reminds me of the anti-Christian, anti-American leftists on this board who choose to live in denial and disillusion themselves into thinking that Islam is a peaceful and tolerant religion that would never bring to harm anyone who doesn't subscribe to their radical beliefs.  Just ask the victims' families of 9/11.

 

But I get it with the leftists... Blame America and Christians first.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Of course, it's all so clear now! Anyone with left-leaning politics really just hates America! Thanks for taking a complex issue like politics and boiling it down to sheer stupidity and fear-mongering.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

...Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirt of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."

--Adolf Hitler, 1933

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Hey man, ever remember the phrase "Judge not lest ye be judged"?

Or should I just assume that your Christianity stands for suicide pacts, fiddling with little boys and killing gay people and jews in the thousands?

Because I mean after all, the people that did those things were all Christian, right? Surely they represent Christianity.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Don't forget witch burnings, inquistions and torture of non believers and christian cults that the christians in power disagreed with(or would inconvenience the churches power monopoly).  While christian conservatives almays make a big deal about how many non-christian leaders killed, we really have no idea the number of people killed by christian leaders (they didnt exactly keep great history records in the past and the winner never writes down the number of people killed in a war/inquistion/crusade).  Just look at Iraq, we can tell you the exact number of Americans killed, but no one really knows the amount of Iraqis killed.

Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Anti-American leftists huh?

should "leftists" be allowed to vote?

I await your answer

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

Give me a break.  First of all, is the phrase really that offensive?  Secondly, it's just gibberish, you're hearing what you want to hear.  Thirdly, buy your kids cooler toys.

 

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Re: Indiana Mom: "Islam is the Light" Message in Child's

I'll just pass it off as an Isolated incident

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

 
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