Thousands of Muslims Rage Over Nike Shoe with Logo That Resembles Allah – Demand Recall
Muslims got whipped up into a frenzy over a Nike shoe this week and demanded a recall — also known as a day that ends in “Y”
Thousands of Muslims raged over a Nike shoe logo that resembled Allah’s name written in Arabic.
Over 10,000 Muslims offended by the Nike logo signed an online petition demanding a recall of the shoe, calling the logo “blasphemous.”
“Nike has produced the Nike Air Max 270 shoe with the script logo on the sole resembling the word Allah in Arabic, which will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth,” Saiqa Noreen said in her online petition.
“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. Islam teaches compassion, kindness and fairness towards all,” Noreen added.
A Nike spokesperson carefully tiptoed around the latest Muslim frenzy and argued they were just using Nike’s 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,” a Nike Spokesperson said in a statement to TODAY Style.
The Nike logo appears both on the sole of the shoe and the heel. (screenshot below)
The Nike Air Max 270’s sole has Allah’s name written. Also some other Nike trainers are a insult of Islam. pic.twitter.com/kt3oeBTbEu
— Raehan Arian (@arian_raehan) January 29, 2019
Muslims regularly complain about apparel and other items sold online as being “offensive to Islam” and demand American companies capitulate to Sharia law.
Amazon recently removed over a dozen products from its website after the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator of a Hamas funding case complained they were offensive to Muslims.
As expected, Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer bowed to Sharia law and removed a variety of doormats and bathmats with verses from the Quran and other references to Mohammed.
CAIR said in a statement that the products, which were being sold by independent sellers on Amazon, are offensive to Muslims because they “would be stepped-on or otherwise disrespected by customers.”
Had enough yet, America?