After the recent Marks & Spencer controversy accusing them of printing the name of Allah in their toilet paper, it looks like Nike is the next company to receive hatred from the Muslim community. In fact, thousands of Muslim consumers are demanding that the popular sports brand recall their Air Max sneakers.
The alleged offense, you ask? Well it’s the same issue as with Marks & Spencer all over again! According to some people, Nike should recall their products for “insulting Islam” by “writing Allah” in Arabic on the shoe’s sole.
Why are Nike selling trainers which clearly have “Allah”written in #Arabic. Remove shoes from sales. Disgusting and appalling#respect #religion #islam #muslim #offensive #complaint pic.twitter.com/urjSiNNabN
— Ainon78 (@Sainon04310732) January 26, 2019
Ainon claims Nike are selling trainers which clearly have “Allah” written in Arabic.
Saiqa Noreen, a Muslim buyer, noticed the offensive writing and took it upon herself to start an online petition. She is hoping that Nike would be forced to remove the product from the market for disrespecting Islamic beliefs.
“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.
“This is disrespectful and extremely offensive to Muslims and insulting to Islam.”
Numerous netizens on social media has since joined Noreen’s crusade and have been posting their rants against the company.
— Hashmi & Hashmi (@Traders_Pak) January 23, 2019
— Yasif (@19yas82) January 22, 2019
Nike 270's which say Allah on the sole.
I checked on a pair my friend owns and it's definitely there. pic.twitter.com/tXNR7Whj8z
— Bantersaurus (@1kavax) January 19, 2019
Meanwhile, Nike quickly denied the accusations saying it was never their intention to disrespect the faith.
As a representative clarified:
“Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously.
“The Air Max logo was designed to be a stylised 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.”
Well what do you think folks? We’d like to hear from you: do you think Nike is really guilty of blasphemy or is it nothing but mere coincidence? Go share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below!
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