ISIS banned Nike this week, declaring all Nike products haram (evil). This poster was placed on shops that sell clothing and shoes.
They did this because they say Nike is the goddess of victory in Greek mythology, which makes the victory sign haram.
ISIS follows the interpretation of Islam known as Wahhabism, the official religion in Saudi Arabia, that deems any links to pre-Islamic culture, religion or history as apostasy.
But, when I told my husband about the ban, my husband said, “Nike is a really nasty word for f*ck in Arabic”. (please excuse my language, I’m just passing info along).
So, hmmm, did they ban it for the goddess of victory, or because it’s a word for f*ck? Either way, stupid and ignorant, as Islam is.
Editors note: Even though Nike just released their new “Hijab line”!