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CAIR Asks Amazon to Remove Doormats, Bath Mats with Islamic Religious Text

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/3/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today asked online retailer Amazon to remove a number of doormats and bath mats imprinted with Islamic calligraphy, references to the Prophet Muhammad and verses from the Quran, Islam’s holy text.

CAIR said it received complaints about the items offered by Amazon seller Emvency that are offensive to Muslims because the Quranic verses and other Islamic references would be stepped-on or otherwise disrespected by customers.

View Offensive Items: https://tinyurl.com/OffensiveAmazonItems

CONTACT AMAZON: (As always, be polite and respectful.)

cs-reply@amazon.com

1-888-280-4331

The Washington-based civil rights organization has in the past urged recalls of similarly offensive items, the most famous of which was a Nike shoe with a logo that resembled the Arabic word for “God.”

SEE: Nike Pulls Shoes That Irked Muslims (Washington Post)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1997/06/25/nike-pulls-shoes-that-irked-muslims/b02211fb-c120-4780-9ce4-4c01225c8e92/

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Manager Naaz Modan, 202-748-4319, nmodan@cair.com

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