A Hashtag About Amazon Disrespecting Muslims Has Gone Viral After 'Offensive' Products Were Found On The Site
Amazon has removed bathroom mats and toilet seat covers featuring scripture from the Quran and references to Islam.
This comes after the hashtag #AmazonDisrespectingMuslims went viral following complaints to the e-commerce site from an American-Muslim civil rights group.
The products, which were being sold by an independent seller, were deemed 'unacceptable' by the rights group.
The images are disrepectful to Islam
The Quranic verses and references to Islam would be disrespected in this form
Amazon, which acquired Dubai-based e-commerce site Souq.com in 2017, responded quickly and the products have been removed. But the hashtag is now trending in the Middle East and the internet is demanding an apology.
Some deem it unacceptable
#Amazon_Disrespecting_Muslims You have to respect all religions before everything and also you have to apologize to all Muslims .As we know Muslims praise your stuff in contrast you didn’t respect their religion,it’s a shame on your website and this unacceptable 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻— خالد عبد الكريم (@Aof1JdYQ29P2nQ2) January 9, 2019
While others find it hard to believe
And people are putting the hard questions to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
And calling for the removal of the product
With others suggesting a boycott
It's simple don't buy a single product from amazon #Amazon_Disrespecting_Muslims— Adnan Akram (@adbhatti1234) January 9, 2019
People are sharing images of their apps, proving they're deleting Amazon
Amazon have yet to make a statement, but the people are waiting
To the Amazon CEO : More than 1.5 billion Moslims are awaiting your positive response , do not make them wait too long - do not test their patience .— @أبـو مـاجـــد@ (@Abu_Majid6006) January 9, 2019