At the same time that Nike decided to cancel its plans to sell Betsy Ross Flag sneakers the company rolled out plans to update the Nike Pro-Hijab.
The Wall Street Journal published an article on June 19, 2019 titled: Nike Releases ‘Pro Hijab’ in Response to Demand for Modest Fashion. The article reports in part: Nike has announced that it is updating its sports hijab head covering with a new design. The sportswear giant became one of the first sportswear companies to add hijabs in 2017 calling the line the “Nike Pro Hijab.”
Less than two weeks later Breitbart published an article on July 1, 2019 titled: Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes. The article reports in part: Nike Inc. is yanking a U.S.A.-themed sneaker featuring an early American flag after NFL star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others consider offensive, according to people familiar with the matter.
Rush Limbaugh contends that Nike used the sneakers and Kaepernick as a publicity stunt. Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show: “Ladies and gentlemen, when we began the week in our own little, small way here pushing back against Nike and Colin Kaepernick and their attacks on Betsy Ross. What did Betsy Ross ever do to anybody? Stop and think about this at the root level. Nike introduces a new pair of sneakers for the Fourth of July and they’ve got the Betsy Ross flag on them in the heel. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49er quarterback, decides he doesn’t like them, tells Nike he doesn’t like them. Nike says that’s really cool. Okay, we’ll not sell the shoes. And they shelve ’em, don’t sell ’em. The news erupts: Kaepernick doesn’t like shoes, Nike cancels shoes. People immediately began to suspect it was nothing more than a PR stunt.”
Florida Family Association reported on Nike’s plans to sell the Pro-Hijab and then the sale in the following online articles and email alerts.
October 16, 2017 article titled: Nike is spending your consumer dollars to develop a hijab, which is an oppressive symbol of Sharia law, for an unprofitably small customer base.
December 2, 2017 article titled: Nike sells specialized Pro Hijab. The hijab exemplifies Islamist oppression. Florida Family Association sent out several email alerts with this heading over a period of more than a year.
May 1, 2019 article titled: Nike continues to sell specialize Pro Hijab as the media continues to reward companies with kudos for advancing the lefts’ new symbol of diversity, the hijab.
These articles and numerous email alerts urged people to express concern to Nike regarding its sale of the oppressive, Sharia and Fatwa mandated hijab.
Unfortunately, marketing a specialized hijab makes it more difficult for Muslim women to doff the Sharia mandated headgear altogether and stand against other harsh tenets of Sharia law that repress women.
The hijab has replaced the pink triangle as the progressive left's top symbol of diversity. However, tens of millions of Americans including thousands of Muslim women view the hijab as a symbol of Islamist, misogynistic repression. Nearly sixty percent of Muslims in America do not wear the hijab according to Pew Research published by NPR on April 21, 2011.
The hijab was invented and mandated by Mussah Sadr, an Iranian mullah, in the 1970s, 1300 years after the Quran was written. Sadr issued a Sharia edict that required women to wear the hijab to allegedly prevent their rape by Muslim men. Women In The World media published an article on September 15, 2015 titled “The day 100,000 Iranian women protested the head scarf.” The article displayed a seldom-seen collection of photographs, shot in Tehran in 1979, of thousands of women who are not wearing hijabs or other oppressive attire prior to Sadr enforcing Iran’s new Islamist hijab law.
British Muslim Qanta Ahmed wrote on March 18, 2017 in The Spectator UK: “As a Muslim, I strongly support the right to ban the veil. At last, the European Court of Justice has made a stand for European values. Rigid interpretations of the veil are a recent invention. They’re derived not from the Quran or early Islamic tradition but from a misogyny which claims a false basis in the divine.”
The same Sharia law that dictates women must wear the hijab also advocates harsh discipline (abuse) of wives, genital mutilation of girls and honor killing of allegedly dishonorable females. The hijab exemplifies Islamist oppression towards women that is commanded by Sharia law and fatwas. It epitomizes the cruel creed that it represents.
Nike's sale of a specialized hijab just makes it more difficult for Muslim women to embrace the fullness of liberty by doffing the oppressive hijab as most other Muslim women have done in America as well as take a stand against the harsh Sharia tenets that oppress them.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to express concern to Nike officials for marketing the oppressive Sharia mandated hijab.
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Glamourizing the Islamist hijab while dishonoring the American flag is disgraceful.
Enhancing the Sharia mandated hijab while cancelling the Betsy Ross Flag sneakers at the same time is shameful. The same Sharia law that dictates women must wear the hijab also advocates harsh discipline of wives, genital mutilation of girls and honor killing. The hijab exemplifies Islamist oppression towards women. Your marketing a specialized hijab makes it more difficult for Muslim women to doff the Sharia mandated headgear and stand against other harsh tenets of Sharia law that repress women.
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