Buyers freak out as toy F-16 for sale on Amazon plays Islamic prayer instead of jet noises
Many bought the toy fighter jet as a Christmas gift, but were shocked to find that the sound it made was not that of a military aircraft. (Twitter)
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Buyers on Amazon have left a series of angry and confused reviews after a toy F-16 fighter jet they bought played an Islamic prayer instead of jet noises. The plane, which many appeared to have bought as a Christmas gift, played a Muslim prayer which is said during pilgrimages to Mecca, according to Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, Washington.
The fault was first reported by KING-TV after a Whatcom County three-year-old received the plane as a Christmas gift.
“We put the batteries in and didn't get what we expected," the boy’s uncle said. "I do respect other religions, but it's not the right situation to have it on a children's toy.”
Israr expressed his upset that the toy military aircraft played the prayer, saying, “It’s very wrong. It’s very, very wrong.”
The Amazon seller blamed the manufacturer for the mishap, saying that there must have been a bad batch of toys.
Some buyers on Amazon left reviews which also noted the fault, expressing their disappointment at the mistake.
Unfortunately there were those who associated the prayer with extremism, with one reviewer writing, “I took it to a safe place in the basement carefully remove the battery and some screws and examined in the interior the fuselage to make sure there were no surprises like semtec or c4.”