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

Oddly enough, that was the first thing I thought of when I read this. You can trick yourself into hearing a lot of stuff if you want to. Listen to Stairway to Heaven backward without a set of supposed lyrics, and you'll only hear gibberish. Pull up a set of words, and your brain will trick you into hearing the words. It's probably the same thing with this lady and the doll.

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

Humans have a built in mechanism in our brains to make sense out of randomness.  For seeing, it's called paradolia.  I have no idea what the technical term is for the hearing version of this, but I know that, if we can look at a door/tortilla/(insert stupid object here) and see Jesus/The Virgin Mary/(insert stupid religious individual here), then we likely have the same wiring in our heads for sounds, to recoginze and make sense out of it.

After all, its better to believe that the charging animals are going to run you over, you move and nothing happens, then it is for you to not recognize the sounds, and get your face turned into hamburger.


"If christian's and their portrayal of heaven is correct.... I would rather be in hell.  After all, would you rather sit around on clouds all day or party with the other cool people who were too go for heaven too?"

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them you are going to give them Total Freedom." - L. Ron Hubbard

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

"If christian's and their portrayal of heaven is correct.... I would rather be in hell.  After all, would you rather sit around on clouds all day or party with the other cool people who were too go for heaven too?"

 

Fine, enjoy hell then.  We won't miss you, I promise.

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

Hahah! Heaven and Hell. That's Funny. Let's just hope neither is an alternate universe.

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

I'm willing to bet there is either a free, or at least cheaply licenced, library of baby cooing. It's kind of like Everywhere Girl. Something cheaply licenced and so it gets used anytime you need baby sounds.

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

You wouldnt believe the idiots in Indiana, and the stupid things they bring to people's attention.  I really think people like this lady have nothing better to do with their lives, and have no idea of sound libraries.  Indiana is pretty much a walking stereotype trying to break free from itself, but fails at every turn.

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

"You wouldnt believe the idiots in Indiana, and the stupid things they bring to people's attention.  I really think people like this lady have nothing better to do with their lives, and have no idea of sound libraries.  Indiana is pretty much a walking stereotype trying to break free from itself, but fails at every turn."

 

Kinda like the idiots who have nothing better to do with their lives but play video games and spout insipid left-wing politics on message boards.

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

did you know that Republican Kool-aid is know to cause stupidity and cancer; that is cancer of the intellect

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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

You just don't understand the Midwest mindset.  We are a very conservative people.

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

the hell we are. it's just these idiots that are. also, proximity to kentucky tends to do this kind of stuff to people.

 

 

 

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

98% of people living in Indiana are completely misinformed about the majority of things in existence... trust me, I've lived here all my life.

...oh, they're also attention whores...

...and I'd still never move.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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

And I thought people in Texas were bad... oh wait, we are :p

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

98% of people living in America are completely misinformed about the majority of things in existence

Fixed!

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

98% of people living in America are completely misinformed about the majority of things in existence

 

Nope... Just the 60+ million ignoramuses who voted for Barack "the Almighty Messiah" Obama are.

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

You. Are. An. Idiot.

Ever notice how the only people that even mention Obama as the Messiah are conservatives of the fox news variety, in other words, idiots.

I also find it extremly ironic that you call those that voted for Obama ignoramuses considering that one of the focuses of McCain's campaign was that Obama was a Harvard elitist out of touch with the "everyday american" despite the fact the McCain owns seven, or was it eight houses, well turns out that the actual everyday American is intelligent enough to realize that the Republicans fucked us over after electing a man who's only goal for his presidency was to catch his version of Cobra Commander(and failing miserably) and Darth Cheney.

I am the Everyday American so are the people that voted with me, you are the Ignoramus of this tale, the idiot the refuses to better himself.

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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

And here we return to my favorite topic, the invisible profit Cheney supposedly made with Halliburton during the 8 years of the W presidency.

Except, sadly, he never had a paying position.  He was always on the board of directors.  His profit from it?  $0, but years ago he did get some lovely stock, most of which was in other companies with a few shares of Halliburton as a thank you.

Now let's turn to the invisible 'war in Iraq' profit.  The oil rigs in Iraq were, much like last time, lit aflame, and there are THREE oil companies in the world that are capable of handling oil rigs in that condition.  One is German (or French), one is RUSSIAN, and one is American.  Which would you rather have doing that work, the people who decided not to help, or the people who brought with them some of the best food the soldiers have eaten since being deployed there?

Oh, and he accidentally shot a guy with a shotgun.  Big fucking deal.

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

I never said anything about Haliburton, I was refering to the whole approving torture thing and the shooting his friend in the face with a shotgun.

also if you were shot in the face with a shotgun by the VP would you say "big fucking deal"?

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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

Hey, I resent..... never mind. :D

"I was young and naive.  I some how got it stuck in my head that socialism was the greatest thing in the world.  Then... I grew up and became a Cammy.  Thing's have been looking up ever since!"

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them you are going to give them Total Freedom." - L. Ron Hubbard

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


"I was young and naive.  I some how got it stuck in my head that socialism was the greatest thing in the world.  Then... I grew up and became a Cammy.  Thing's have been looking up ever since!"

 

Yeah... Communism has only been responsible for killing over 100 million innocent people.  Come on, let's give it one more chance!

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

In philsophy class many years ago, one of the things covered was the Communist Manifesto.

The USSR hit about 5 of the 10 points.

US hit 8.

 

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

I live in Indiana as well, though what I'm about to say is more about my hometown than Indiana as a whole.  Turns out I like Indianapolis and its people much better. 

I grew up around people who are wholly ignorant.  Half the guys in my school were willful idiots, as in they could have been better or smarter, but just didn't give a damn.  They also had really short tempers, one guy actually tried to pick a fight with me because I called him out on not following safety rules in the gym (using clips on weights while benching) and a 45 pound plate fell off and landed about 3 inches from my foot.  Know what the general reaction to that incident was?  "Bah, he would have gotten his ass kicked..." and various comments like that.

Everyone owns a pickup truck, they all are loud as hell in both engine and speaker systems, and a lot of people are religious nutjobs.

Looking at it in that light, its pretty easy for me to imagine someone being upset over hearing something like that, whether its true or not.  People here don't like being told that they are wrong, or that someone might know better than them.  Particularly when it comes to children, and equally as much when it comes to religious beliefs different from their own.

Of course, thats not to say everyone is like that.  Despite how I feel about quite a number of people where I grew up, I've met several people who actually use their heads, adn the number of them seems to be increasing as I am associating with older people.  I guess our youth here in Indiana is just messed up.  I still like the state though, wish they had more game related companies so that I don't have to move out to find a job in the gaming industry.

EDIT: cut out like half the crap I said, was way too long and sounded angsty.  I really do like my state, im just not a big fan of my hometown.

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

Okay, everyone here in Indiana, how much inches of snow do you have?  I have about 10"...  Just dug the girlfriend's car out, and helpped 3 neighbors out of the parking lot...  Insane snow...

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

A similar amount here.  I'm just happy that I knew someone who owned a snow blower.  It would have taken hours to handle my driveway and sidewalk with a dang shovel.  Doesn't help at all that i'm out of shape (not fat, just not active at all), so I get winded easily, lol.

I basically had to body check my screen door to open it up, there was so much snow.

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

With ya there.  I love it here


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

I tend to agree. 

 
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