(RT) Amazon online retailer appears to have removed a doormat product from its website after criticism on social media that the mat with the word ‘Allah’ offends Muslims. A petition urging a boycott was subsequently launched online.
Comments on social media suggest that advertisements with pictures of doormats with Islamic symbols have been up on Amazon at least since June. One of them alleged that “Allah Islam Symbols Doormat and Dog Mat” could be bought for $17.44.
People have been expressing their shock that the word ‘Allah’ – the Arabic word for ‘God’ – was written in Islamic calligraphy on a mat used for wiping feet. The online discussion, with people calling it “shameful” and “disrespectful,” has been reportedly going on since June, with people complaining that the retailer is ignoring their comments.