Thousands of people asked Nike remove shoes Air Max 270 because they thought the logo design was offensive to the Muslims.
Demand Change.org, which received more than 10,000 signatures in two weeks, ensures that the logo is similar to that word "Allah" (Allah in English).
Saiqa Noreen, who initiated the petitionhe wrote that the logo would definitely be trampled, kicked and painted with mud or even dirt. He also demanded the brand "tighter product controls before they are placed on the market"
"It is cruel and frightening Nike allows God's word in the shoe. It is unworthy and very offensive to Muslims and offending Islam"Noreen said.
The Nike spokesman for Today said that the logo is a version "Stylized" from the trademark Air Max.
The company added it "Nike respects all religions and takes this type of concern seriously."
"The Air Max logo was created as a stylized image of the Nike Air Max trademark. It is designed to reflect only the Air Max brand. Any other meaning or perceived representation is forced. "
According to the company, they also explained it "is a stylized representation of signs and any other meaning or perception is not conscious".
The location of the new logo introduced by Nike is the only one and if the word is turned upside down, you can see the possible English word and the word in Arabic, which is "Allah"This is God.
This is not the first time a company has been charged with offensive images under "Today". Nike stopped selling footwear in 1997 with a logo in the form of a flame that, according to critics, was similar to "Allah".
American-Islamic Relations Council (CAIR)is also a Muslim civil rights organization complained about the Nike logo in recent weeks.
"Several members of society have contacted us to talk about design", said CAIR Communication Director Ibrahim Hoopers today.
Hoopers says this is not the first time a company has been charged use your product in islamic script.
"Over the years, we have passed several things. One of the cases that was accused was also the jeans manufacturer to whom he added the design, but it turned out to be the Quran in Arabic, ”he said.
"They don't always see the problem, they don't even know what it was; It was just a good design for them, but apparently it is totally inappropriate to do this kind of thing. "
Complaints Against Nike in a few weeks Amazon will resemble more than a dozen productsincluding bath mats and sofas with references to the Prophet Muhammad.
According to thinking Muslim cultureto show shoe sole is the maximum contempt And that means you want someone to meet it, in addition to the fact that the footwear is something dirty, in constant contact with the ground.