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Sat Apr 2 3:22 pm  #1

Is this Glasgow's most offensive doll?

Is this Glasgow's most offensive doll?

The doll with swastika on its chest at The Barras market

BARRAS bosses have been urged to remove a "highly offensive" Nazi doll being sold alongside children's toys. A senior Jewish figure, local councillor and shopper said the doll, which appears to be doing a salute and is bearing a swastika, was "unacceptable" and "unwelcoming". The children's toy was spotted at a stall in one of the indoor sections in the Barras complex among other plastic dolls and kids' playthings.

It was close to another stall selling genuine WWII memorabilia items, including flags, badges and weapons. Paul Morron, president of the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said: "Is there a place for this in Glasgow? No. "It's an affront to decency. It's just not acceptable." "For a Nazi symbol to be on a child's doll or plaything really [fails] a fundamental test." Mr Morron demanded the object be "removed forthwith" and said he had no idea "why anyone thought it was ever right that it should have been there to begin with."

Councillor Greg Hepburn, SNP councillor for the Calton ward, branded the doll unwelcoming. He said: "The Barras is a place where everyone should feel welcome. "I don't think you'll find very many people of any race, religion or nationality who would find that welcoming. 

Hi, this is Jimmy. One thing that is strange about the doll, it to me if it has two left hands with the one on the right (left in the picture) should have the thumb closest to the head and not the pinky (little finger) also the swastika looks like its been put on with a black felt pen. I am not condoning its use on the doll as it is in very bad tast but the real meaning of the sign is; That the swastika is associated with the Nazi's but in truth, the word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being." The motif (a hooked cross) appears to have first been used in Neolithic Eurasia, perhaps representing the movement of the sun through the sky. To this day it is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism.


Mum's horror after confused thief makes off with jewellery
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Leanne McGee and daughter Khloe

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             Jimmy. (

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