Barbie to release first Hijabi doll

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Published: 2017-11-14 18:59

Last Updated: 2017-11-14 18:59


Ibtihaj hold a Hijabi barbie doll in the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Brooklyn (Reuters)
Ibtihaj hold a Hijabi barbie doll in the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in Brooklyn (Reuters)
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For the very first time, Barbie will release the a version of the famous doll wearing the hijab.

According to Al Jazeera, the hijabi doll will be out in 2018 and is based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

The 31 year old Olympian came to fame after winning a medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, as the first female Muslim-American to compete wearing a headscarf.


The announcement was confirmed by Barbie on Monday, after an unveiling ceremony at Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year summit, Al Jazeera reported.

"Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries," the company said on Twitter.

While many social media users loved such a step, others seemed to disagree strongly with the latest doll.

Ann Coulter, a far-right US commentator, made a distasteful joke on the social media site, writing: "ISIS Ken sold separately.” According to Al Jazeera.