'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

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'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by HoratioTarr on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:23 am

Outraged Muslims are demanding Nike recall an 'offensive' line of trainers because the logo looks like Allah's name in Arabic.

Saiqa Noreen launched a petition to pull the Air Max 270 shoe and has accused the sportswear giant of 'blasphemy'.

The petition, which has gained more than 6,000 signatures in just hours, blasts Nike for allowing God's name to be 'trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth'.

The design features the words Air Max spelled out in a custom, joined-up font on the sole of the shoe, which was released last year.

In Muslim culture showing the sole of your shoe is seen as the height of disrespect as it implies you want to hurt someone with it.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6640481/Muslims-demand-Nike-withdraw-insulting-Air-Max-trainers-Allah-written-sole.html
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Post by Thor on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:29 am

Some are also up in arms over M&S toilet roll as well

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6623019/M-S-deny-claims-brand-toilet-paper-embossed-Arabic-word-God.html

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by Syl on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:38 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:Outraged Muslims are demanding Nike recall an 'offensive' line of trainers because the logo looks like Allah's name in Arabic.

Saiqa Noreen launched a petition to pull the Air Max 270 shoe and has accused the sportswear giant of 'blasphemy'.

The petition, which has gained more than 6,000 signatures in just hours, blasts Nike for allowing God's name to be 'trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth'.

The design features the words Air Max spelled out in a custom, joined-up font on the sole of the shoe, which was released last year.

In Muslim culture showing the sole of your shoe is seen as the height of disrespect as it implies you want to hurt someone with it.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6640481/Muslims-demand-Nike-withdraw-insulting-Air-Max-trainers-Allah-written-sole.html

Maybe they should stop looking at it from upside down then.....when turned the right way up it spells out Airmax. Rolling Eyes

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by eddie on Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:01 pm

They should just concentrate on more pressing matters and stop worrying about training shoes.
I mean....wtf?

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Post by Eilzel on Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:48 am

Thousands of Muslims need to grow up.

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by Tommy Monk on Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:41 am



Even up the right way it looks to me to spell "AIMAX"... not "AIRMAX"... looks like they missed the "R" out...

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by Raggamuffin on Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:36 am

Tommy Monk wrote:

Even up the right way it looks to me to spell "AIMAX"... not "AIRMAX"... looks like they missed the "R" out...

That's what I thought too. Laughing

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Post by The Puzzler on Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:42 am

Ironically if they’re fake trainers it’s most likely Muslims selling them in the first place!
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Post by Syl on Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 pm

The Puzzler wrote:Ironically if they’re fake trainers it’s most likely Muslims selling them in the first place!

There is some truth in that, especially round the N/W markets.

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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:27 pm

trace every name on the petition and deport them to afghanistan

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by Fred Moletrousers on Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:40 pm

Eilzel wrote:Thousands of Muslims need to grow up.

And also get it through their thick skulls that the British Head of State is also Supreme Governor of the Church of England and Defender of The Faith, which means that this is historically Christian country that also happens constitutionally to protect the absolute right of individuals to choose to follow any religion or, indeed, none at all.

I wonder how many Muslim countries and their Islamic governments are so magnanimous?

These protesters may well be offended by the thought that an inscription on a shoe might appear to resemble the name of their God, but even if it did so it would not be blasphemy so far as our laws are concerned.
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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by eddie on Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:40 pm

The Puzzler wrote:Ironically if they’re fake trainers it’s most likely Muslims selling them in the first place!

Why so?

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by HoratioTarr on Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:42 pm

eddie wrote:
The Puzzler wrote:Ironically if they’re fake trainers it’s most likely Muslims selling them in the first place!

Why so?

I know the above comment sounds very unPC but he's right. You'll find most asian run market stalls selling copies of this stuff.
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Post by eddie on Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:51 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
eddie wrote:
The Puzzler wrote:Ironically if they’re fake trainers it’s most likely Muslims selling them in the first place!

Why so?

I know the above comment sounds very unPC but he's right.  You'll find most asian run market stalls selling copies of this stuff.  

And also white guys? I mean, a conman is a conman. They come in all colours.

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Re: 'Just DON'T do it!' Thousands of Muslims demand Nike withdraw 'insulting' Air Max trainers 'that have Allah written on the sole'

Post by Jules on Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:52 pm

Is there a special logo for "Don't do it" ?
The famous Nike uptick - with a diagonal red cross superimposed on it perhaps? Two symbols with opposite meanings fighting each other lol. Smile

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