High road retailer Marks & Spencer has been compelled to defend itself on-line after a viral video claimed the retailer was promoting aloe vera toilet paper embossed with the Arabic script for ‘Allah.’ (Video Below)
“Recently I bought toilet tissue from Marks & Spencer and when I opened one of them, it has the name of Allah, as you can see,” the unidentified man says within the now viral video, which has been considered tens of 1000’s of occasions on varied social media platforms.
At time of writing, the petition began by a consumer named Musa Ahmed has already garnered 2,888 of its 5,000-signature objective.
“This is a very weasly [sic] and pathetic attempt to insult Islam. Nike did something similar in 1997 when they had ‘Allah’ written on their trainers but eventually they had to stop the production due to complaints,” Ahmed writes.
In 1997, Nike was forced to withdraw a line of sneakers with script resembling the Arabic rendering of the phrase Allah.