Nov 2 2014
Halloween was another diplomatic disaster for sharia-compliant Walmart.
NY Post The retail giant got blasted Friday for selling a costume called the “Pashtun Papa” (right) — a mock-up of traditional Afghan robes and turban, coupled with a big, fake silver beard.
“Whether you’re making a serious political statement or staging a polical [sic] parody, this authentic-looking outfit is sure to fit the bill!” the outfit’s description on the store’s Web site read.
“Nothing is sacred this Halloween,” the blurb continued. “Shock your friends with this Islamic costume.”
Walmart removed the offensive outfit later in the day after it sparked an uproar online. The retailer said it was sold by a third-party vendor.
“We are deeply sorry that this costume is on our Web site, and we are pulling it down as soon as possible,” a Walmart spokeswoman said. “We are calling on all of the other retailers to pull it down as well.”
Earlier this week, Walmart sparked an outcry when Halloween merchandise on its site included a section of “Fat Girl Costumes.”