Mar 26 2013
SAY WHAT? I thought Nike already bowed to Muslim ‘sensibilities’ and dumped the shoe that Muslim whackjobs thought carried an “Allah” logo?
Apparently not, this video claims Nike is still trying to be as offensive to Muslims as they possibly can – a great reason for normal people to buy Nike.
Back in April 2009, BNI posted this: “JUST DUMP IT! Nike recalls shoe considered offensive to Muslims.”
Sporting goods giant NIKE is not often brought to amend its product decisions. But a campaign by American Muslims activists acting out of CAIR have gotten Nike to remove a shoe they deemed offensive to Muslims. The shoe in question, which has been sold under the names Air Bakin’, Air Melt, Air Grill and Air B-Que, contains a fire logo (emblem) that resembles the Arabic script for God (Allah). Resembles. but not is. Although CAIR recognizes that the shoe does not actually say Allah, close enough was enough for them to mount a protest.
CAIR executive director Nihad Awad stated why the shoes offend Muslim sensibility “Many . . . may not understand how offensive it is to have the name of God on a shoe,” said Nihad Awad, the Islamic council’s executive director. “The shoe gets dirty. It gets muddy. It gets sweaty. We believe this is disrespectful to the name of God.”