Muslim propagandists are using bubblegum wrappers to push Islamic values in Russia.
A popular bubble gum brand in Russia prints a comic called ‘Love Is’ on its wrappers, featuring a devoted young couple.
Now an unknown person or group are printing bootleg versions of the gum, with Islamic messages instead of the usual cartoons.
The bizarre bubblegum has been found available for purchase in the traditionally Muslim city of Ufa in western Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic region.
Instead of ‘Love Is’, the fake bubblegum is called ‘Family of Fuad and Samira’.
Comics found inside the bubblegum show a dark-haired man with a beard and a woman whose head is covered in a black scarf.
Unlike ‘Love Is’, which is focused on love, ‘Family of Fuad and Samira’ is focused on family values.
The first comic shows the number one value of most Muslim families, and says: "Family happiness is raising children together."
But family value No 35 further, claiming: "Family happiness is teaching your children prayers."
The controversial bubblegum has provoked a lot of debate among netizens.
‘email@example.com’ said: "Is it actually legal? I wonder who is behind this thing."
And netizen ‘stasi-zussner’ added: "Russia is a multicultural and multi-religious society. Such items can be used as tools for triggering inter-religious and inter-racial conflicts.
"I think it should be banned, and those in charge of this so-called religious merchandise should get legally punished."