Toy F-16 emits Islamic prayer rather than jet sounds

From the Seattle Times

By Benjamin Woodard

An unexpected noise came out of a child’s present this Christmas: an Islamic prayer.

Instead of whooshing and roaring expected out of a toy F-16 fighter jet bought on Amazon, the toy plays a prayer in Arabic, KING-TV reported.

The toy’s manufacturer, WolVol, blamed its factory for the mistake, according to the report.

“It sounds like an Arabic chanting, which is pretty unusual,” Bjorn Thorpe, the boy’s uncle, told KING-TV. “I think we’re kind of confused on how this would happen.”

Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, told King 5 the sound is a Muslim prayer spoken during pilgrimages to Mecca.

“It’s very wrong. It’s very, very wrong,” he told KING-TV when asked about the toy.

At least a couple of reviewers on Amazon noted the mixup:

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