Preview ChangesThe McDonald’s Toy Story

By Walid Shoebat

The people of Saudi Arabia are furious with the McDonald’s fast food chain for a toy which they say desecrates the name of Muhammed, the prophet of Islam. They are demanding retribution. According to the Arabic news website,, “[the McDonald’s fast food restaurant] abused the Prophet Muhammad by placing his name at the base of a toy that is being distributed as part of the Happy Meal, a toy which steps on the name ‘Muhammad.’” The toy is a blue super hero on a blue base.  The toy looks like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger samurai warrior. The toy stand on one of its legs and the other leg hangs over the side of the base.  When a lever is pressed the toy’s other leg smahes against the base of the toy in a stomping motion.

The Saudis are claiming that the base of the toy, where it stomps its foot, is covered with the name Muhammed.  They claim the name is written several times in circles all over the base so every time it stomps it is stomping on Muhammed.

I reviewed a closer look at the toy:


And concluded that this does not spell Muhammad. It doesn’t even have a meem (M) in the beginning. Its a squiggly meant to convey Arabic art to make the toy palatable to Arabs since it was selling in Arabia. That’s all.


Its easy to read Arabic in any squiggly. People find Muhammad and Allah and even full statements of faith on fish, cloud, stone:


In other words, the Mc Donald’s toy story is a case of Islamophobia Phobia.