Thousands of people asked Nike remove the shoes Air Max 270 because they believe that the design of the logo is offensive to Muslims.
Request for Change.org, which has earned more than 10,000 signatures within two weeks, ensures that the logo recalls the word "Allah" (Allah in English),
Saiqa Noreen, who launched the petition, wrote that the logo "will surely be trampled, kicked, and dyed or even dirty." He also requested the "tighter control of products before they are placed on the market"
"It's nasty and frightening Nike will allow the name of God in his shoe. This is disrespectful and extremely insulting to Muslims and insult to Islam"Noreen said.
Nike spokesman for the newspaper "Today" said the logo is version "stylized" Air Max marks,
The company added it "Nike respects all religions and takes serious concerns about this nature."
"The Air Max logo was designed to be a stylized representation of Nike Air Max. Designed to reflect only the Air Max brandAny other meaning or perceived representation is involuntary. "
According to the company, he also explained it "is a stylized representation of brands and any other meaning or perceived representation is not intentional",
The location of the new logo that Nike has introduced is in the outsole and if the name is upside down, then you can see the supposed similarity of the word in English and the word in Arabic, which is "Allah", that is God.
This is not the first time the company faces charges of offensive images, according to "Today". Nike stopped selling the shoe in 1997 a logo in the form of a flame, which, according to critics, was similar to "Allah".
The Council of US-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights organization as well filed complaints about the Nike logo in recent weeks.
"Several community members contacted us to talk about the proposal", said Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR communications director today.
Hooper says this is not the first time that the company has been accused in their products they use an Islamic script,
"Over the years we have been dealing with several cases. One of the cases he also accused was the jeans manufacturer to which the design has added, but it has been shown that there are verses from the Quran in Arabic, "he said.
"He does not necessarily see a problem, maybe he does not even know what it is; It was just a good suggestion for them, but of course it's totally inappropriate do such a thing. "
Complaints against Nike occur after a few weeks Amazon remembers more than a dozen products, including bath mats and mats that had links to the Prophet Muhammad.
Thinking Muslim cultureshow the shoe sole is a maximum scorn And that means you're going to hurt him, except that the shoes are dirty with constant contact with the ground.