The Muslims are at it again. We’ve previously reported (see below) on their protest against a Nike logo and now they’ve renewed their complaint. There are so many things in the world to worry about, but this isn’t one of them. What do you think?
Muslims seem to think the Nike Air Max 270 shoe’s logo looks like the Arabic word for God written in Arabic script. They claim they can see the word “Allah” on the shoe and say it’s a “blasphemous” logo that is offensive to Muslims.
Saiga Noreen says that since she believes the logo “will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth”, she started a Change.org petition, that has more than 14,000 signatures.
Noreen continued with her assertion:
“It is outrageous and appalling of Nike to allow the name of God on a shoe. This is disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslim’s and insulting to Islam.”
She’s also demanding a recall of the shoe and all Nike products with the logo.
Nike responded by telling Fox News that the logo is a “stylized” version of the Air Max Trademark.
“Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously. The AIR MAX logo was designed to be a stylized representation of Nike’s AIR MAX trademark. It is intended to reflect the AIR MAX brand only. Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional.”
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON A MUSLIM NIKE BOYCOTT FROM 2016:
Corporations in this day of political correctness run amuck mostly bowing to the demands of Muslims whenever and wherever they ask for something. We’re being bullied by a religion that wants to change our way of life and not bend to anyone else’s culture at all. Here’s yet another crazy demand from Muslims:
Over 50,000 people have supported a Facebook campaign on the Maroc Bel Visa page, which focuses on news and videos of Moroccan culture and traditions, to remove the name of ‘Allah’ from Nike shoes.
The soles and upper sections of Nike shoes have designs in which one can discern the name of Allah, some Muslims say, accusing the company of sacrilege.
Piles of the shoes have been burnt in protest in videos posted online on social media, sparking many ironic comments about the obsessive seeking out of the four letters composing the word ‘Allah’. A female MP from the Moroccan Islamist party, the ruling PJD, has filed a written complaint with the Trade and Industry Ministry for clarification ”on the distribution and sale of shoes that offend the name of Allah”. The issue has not yet received a response but has created a stir in local markets, where the sellers of brand name and counterfeit sports shoes have come under attack. The shoes at the center of the storm are everyday Nike sports shoes with side bands and graphic designs on their soles. The company selling the shoes with the ‘swoosh’ logo were in 1997 forced to recall 800,000 shoes since the word ‘air’ in Arabicized letters bore some resemblance to the word ‘Allah’.
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