Instead of making jet noises and sound effects, one family’s Christmas present to their son began making Islamic prayers.
The bizarre story takes places in Whatcom County, Washington, where one boy’s gift from Santa had his parent’s heads turning. The toy F-16 was supposed to make jet noises but instead makes the sounds of Muslims praying.
WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. â€“ Instead of making flying sounds, a children’s toy plane’s sound effect was an Islamic prayer, according to the president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County.
It’s an issue several WolVol customers have complained about onAmazon.
The toy was a Christmas present given to a Whatcom County 3-year-old.
“We put the batteries in and didn’t get what we expected,” said Bjorn Thorpe, the boy’s uncle. “I do respect other religions, but it’s not the right situation to have it on a children’s toy.”
“This is a prayer you’re supposed to say when you’re performing Hajj,” said Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, who explained the sound is a prayer Muslims say during their pilgrimage to Mecca.
The company says the Muslim prayer sounding toy jet was a mistake, but judging by their Amazon reviews, it was one they made several times. Check out the video. What would you do if your son got this for Christmas?