I was browsing through the popular Amazon.com toys and games section and looking at all the beautiful and interesting toys there. While I was doing so I came across a very interesting and detailed replica scale model toy bulldozer called the Bruder CATERPILLAR Track-Type tractor. It seems to be a popular toy and there were more reviews than normal for this toy on Amazon.com than other toy trucks and almost all of them were praising how good, detailed and how much they like this toy tractor. There was only a single negative comment about this toy and it made me reflect and made me ashamed as a Muslim.
I’m a Muslim. All Muslims are supposed to be brothers and sisters to me. But will I consider like this American Grandmother about the consequence and tacit support I give to destroying my brothers and sisters in Palestine by buying a toy like this?
Also most Muslims think Americans are brainwashed by Pro-Israel media and see the Palestine-Israel problem only from Jewish Israel Point of View (PoV). That assumption is for the most part true. However this grandmothers comment alone proves we should not heap all Americans in one category. There are good kind hearted American Christian people their who understand the situation in Palestine even though there is so much Israel bias news and propaganda in the United States.
I’m reproducing here the comment from that Catepillar Toys page on Amazon.
My 3-year-old grandson received this [Catepillar track type tractor, price: US $26 made by Bruder toys in Germany.] as a present from another relative and he liked it a lot. But we were unhappy to have the toy around when we realized that some portion of the price of the toy went to the Caterpillar Corporation. They make the real bulldozers used by Israel to knock down homes and school in the West Bank and Gaza. It’s called collective punishment and it breaks international law. I also guess it was a CAT that murdered a sweet young American girl named Rachel Corry when she got in its way. So if we buy this machine-loving kid anymore construction toys we’ll make sure there is no connection to Caterpillar! We want him to learn about building, not destroying.