Allah’s Sacred Sneakers

Once again, Nike Inc. is facing pressure to recall one of its leading brands of “Allah Sneakers” after a Muslim customer launched an “online” petition alleging the “design on its sole” resembles the Arabic word for “Allah.”

Nike said in a statement the logo was a stylized representation of the “Air Max” trademark. “Any other perceived meaning or representation is unintentional. Nike respects all religions and we take concerns of this nature seriously,” it said.

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 Allah’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.

The petition said it was “appalling” to allow the name of Allah on “Nike Air Max 270” shoes, which “will surely be trampled, kicked and become soiled with mud or even filth.”

Customer, Saiqa Noreen asked Nike to recall “this blasphemous and offensive shoe and all products with the design logo resembling the word Allah from worldwide sales immediately.”

This is what happens when you’ve already once before “caved into Muslim demands” and pulled an entire line of shoes from the marketplace because the “logo” vaguely resembles Arabic lettering for “Allah.”

How many more times is Nike going to be “suckered” into pulling a line of shoes because Muslims find their “logos” offensive?

Wait until “Sharia Law” becomes the “law of the land.” Then we will see…

“Heads” rolling of Nike’s production lines instead of “Allah’s Sacred Sneakers” to stop “blasphemy.”
“Gay and Lesbians” being thrown of high rooftops to stop “blasphemy.”
“Adulterers” being publicly stoned to stop “blasphemy.”
“Thieves” hands or feet cut off to stop “blasphemy.”
“Wives” being beaten into submission to stop “blasphemy.”
“Young girls” being circumcised to stop “blasphemy.”
“Daughters” being honor killed to stop “blasphemy.”

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