Saudi bans Dolls, Stuffed Animals..

I came across this article earlier and my thoughts keep wandering back to it.

Saudi Arabia Bans Dolls, Stuffed Animals

IIRC a while back they banned the Barbie dolls And now no more teddy bears? UFFA!
I just don’t get it. I could not for the life of me imagine confiscating Chattykid’s menagerie of stuffed animals.
What will they play with now…sticks and rocks?

That one works.

The children will play with the WMD that Coalition forces are unable to find in Iraq.

So like, are they also taking them from people who already own them?

I can’t imagine prying a Teddy Bear from some poor kid’s arms!

Someone in the states saw this and emailed me in Saudi Arabia. So far I haven’t seen or heard anything about it. Maybe today in the Arab News. I’m sure it will go along the same road as " All Taxi Drivers must be Saudi" (hasn’t happened) and the Segregation of all International Schools. (won’t happen)
Any other Saudi Dopers know of this ban?

I haven’t heard of it either, but then they did ban pokemon because it promoted gambling, like you don’t see Saudis in Las Vegas