(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/14/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.” #CAIRSnapshots
Today’s snapshot features how in 1997, CAIR launches a four-month campaign that prompts NIKE to apologize to Muslims worldwide and recall shoes with a logo resembling the Arabic word for God: Allah.
Along with the apology and the recall, NIKE agrees to undergo sensitivity training, consult with Muslim representatives and construct playgrounds at several Islamic centers nationwide.
#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 1997, CAIR Launches Campaign Against Nike Shoe with Logo Resembling Arabic Word for God: Allah
FOR BACKGROUND, SEE: Nike Inc. Will Recall Shoes Carrying a Logo That Offended Muslims
The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.
SEE: CAIR’S 25th Annual Gala
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com