Oct 28 2015
[UPDATED!] Considering that scary Muslim women in burqas ALWAYS look like Halloween, selling Israeli (IDF) soldier costumes is the least Walmart can do
Islamopandering Walmart, once again, caves to pressure from anti-First Amendment, anti-American Islamic supremacists and pulls Halloween costumes just because some Muslims find them offensive.
Forward Walmart pulled an Israeli soldier costume and a “Sheik Fagin” oversized prosthetic Arab Muslim nose, after facing a backlash from social media. The products reportedly were removed from the company’s website and from store shelves on Tuesday afternoon, hours after the American-Arab Anti-Discriminatory Committee called on Walmart and other retailers to remove the products as well as others deemed anti-Arab. (See photos below)
Walmart’s Israeli IDF soldier Halloween costume for children has sparked outrage from the perpetually outraged Muslim community. The US retailer was also criticized for selling a laxtex ‘Sheikh Fagin noses,’ and ‘Arab and Muslim terrorist’ costumes.
Independent America’s largest supermarket chain has sparked controversy with Halloween costumes including an “Israeli soldier for kids” and “sheikh Fagin nose”.
What about Muslims in Islamic supremacist costumes walking through Walmart? That’s REALLY offensive?
The Israeli soldier for kids costume, including a shirt, trousers, belt and hat, carries Hebrew writing and appears to resemble uniforms worn by Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) paratroopers and elite units. A photo showed a young boy wearing it and posing with a toy gun, while pointing at the camera.
It is being sold at the reduced price of $27.44 (£17.90) with the description: “When Halloween time rolls around, make this item part of your child’s complete ensemble.”
But reviewers were quick to voice their disapproval. “Might as well sell a Hitler outfit for children as well!” wrote one commenter, who called the costume “utterly insensitive” and gave it one star.
The comments were echoed by critics on social media, with Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news quoting pro-Palestinian Twitter users accusing Walmart of “supporting killing and occupation”.
A description of the costume on another website, Wholesale Halloween Costumes, read: “Defend your Jewish heritage proudly by wearing the Israeli Soldier Boy’s Costume! The Israeli Defense Forces have a mission to protect the land and the people of Israel from outside threats with low casualties, and to avoid waging war if at all possible.”
Walmart also sells an Israeli police officer costume for children, as well as an array of military outfits representing different US forces.
Last year, Walmart withdrew a costume labelled “Pashtun Papa” after social media users branded it “racist” and “offensive” “Represent the Middle East,” the description read. “Nothing is sacred this Halloween. Shock your friends with this Islamic costume.”
The chain was additionally being criticised for an accessory by Morris Costumes being sold on its website under the title: “Sheik Fagin Nose (sic)”. “Latex prosthetic nose perfect for an Arab Sheik,” reads the description of the item, which is also sold by several other outlets.
Full “Arab Sheikh” and “Arab Knight” costumes are also available on Walmart’s website. It is not the first time the supermarket’s Halloween outfits have provoked outrage.
In 2013, it was also one of several retailers to remove an Osama bin Laden-themed costume. The turban and beard instant costume, which is shown on a man wearing a camouflage coat, looks like Osama bin Laden. The coat is similar to one bin Laden was shown wearing during an interview.
The costume, which is advertised on the Fun World Costumes website, as the “Turban & Beard Instant Costume”, was designed to make the person wearing it look like the former al-Qai’da leader who was killed in May 2011
Walmart has not responded to The Independent’s request for a comment.
Hey, what about the scary looking Muslim bagheads who work for Walmart? I am very offended by them.