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15 July 2024

Anti-Islam toy guns seized in Dibba

By Staff

Authorities in Dibba seized nearly 100 Chinese-made toy guns which offend Islam by mocking the wife of the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), the Arabic language daily 'Al Bayan' reported on Wednesday.

The guns, sold in shops, were found to be issuing sounds that sneer and insult Aisha, a few days after an Emirati female activist said she found one such gun in a shop in Bani Yas just outside Abu Dhabi city.“We have seized around 100 of those guns and we are now conducting an investigation on how they were brought into the UAE,” the paper said, quoting Khaled Danhani, head of the commercial licences at Dibba Municipality.

In Saudi Arabia, police said last week they had seized nearly 1,500 Chinese-made toy guns at a local market found to be issuing sounds that abuse Aisha, one of the most venerated women in Islam.Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice seized the toys during a raid on a shopping centre in the western town of Jeddah.

“The guns were found to be issuing sounds which are considered mocking and offending against the Prophet’s wife,” newspapers said, quoting Commission spokesman in Jeddah, Turki Al Zahrani.