Bath mats that ‘insult and defame Muslims’ scrapped by Amazon

Bath mats that ‘insult and defame Muslims’ scrapped by Amazon January 7, 2019

AFTER more than 72,000 people signed a petition calling on Amazon to stop selling ‘hateful’ bath mats, the company withdrew the product and other items with Koranic writings in Arabic.

The petition says:

These bath mats were designed solely to insult and defame Muslims and the Quran. Imagine using quotes or verses from the Bible, Torah, etc. and placing in a bathroom and having people step on it and wipe their feet on the verses we pray and recite.

Muslims and all people who respect the freedom of religion need to protest Amazon until they stop selling this hateful and bias (sic) product.

Help rid hate in this great country of ours and stop insulting/bullying any people who worship God, Dios, Allah, Jahovah, Yahweh, Shen, Brahma, etc.

Images via YouTube

After Amazon buckled to pressure, Nihad Awad, inset, National Executive of America’s Council on American-Islamic Relations, thanked the company.

Awad inferred that the products – manufactured and sold by Emvency, which produces bath and home products of all kinds with messages to appeal to Christians, Muslims, Jews, pagans and even unicorn lovers – were being sold to “spread Islamophobia.”

One source familiar with the products said:

This appears to be an internecine Muslim dispute. Some Muslims are buying them, creating the market for them, and other Muslims object to the use of the products. It has nothing to do with hatred of Muslims. No one using a bath mat with Quranic verses written in calligraphy to show contempt to Muslims.

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  • Jennny

    I own a doormat from IKEA, so, like all IKEA products, it has a name, Boris. As a brit who thinks our Boris Johnson, politician and former Foreign Secretary is a complete idiot, I’ve always liked the idea of wiping my feet on Boris every day. Maybe he should sue IKEA…

  • Cali Ron

    Muslims and Christians are the biggest, whiniest bunch of crybabies on the planet. If your gods are so damn all powerful why are they so easily offended? Why does God need some puny, flawed human to defend himself. It’s a almost like these gods don’t really exist, except in the addled brains of the believers.

  • I have a roll of toilet paper that has bible verses on it. It is intended to insult. I don’t see what the problem is with that. I’m glad someone is willing to sell it.

  • Cali Ron

    You must have one very Holy butt now. With one swipe you can wipe away feces and sin. /s

  • Cali Ron

    Is it just me or does everybody have to login to Disqus to make comments for every article?

  • I’m sure there’s a comment to be made here about holey-ness… but that’s really low hanging fruit.

  • You have to be logged in to Disqus to make comments under your Disqus handle. But unless you are pretty extreme about blocking cookies, you should stay logged in between posts.

  • WallofSleep

    “Imagine using quotes or verses from the Bible, Torah, etc. and
    placing in a bathroom and having people step on it and wipe their feet
    on the verses we pray and recite.”

    Sounds great to me. I’ll take one of each.

  • Because God has more important things to do, like making Jesus’s face appear in cat litter.

  • Cali Ron

    Thanks, it’s autologing me in now. Commenting on new phone.

  • Syzygy

    I have a roll with Trump’s face on it.
    I don’t use it, but I might.

  • Anat

    I wonder which products they have with asher yatzar

  • Michael Neville

    Some people would complain if they were hanged with a golden rope.

  • Michael Neville

    But…but…but Boris Johnson got rid of bendy-buses. Plus he recited part of Kipling’s “Mandalay” in a Myanmar temple. And he did apologize to Parliament for that £50,000.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    If I were a product broker at Evmency, I would immediately repurpose the bath mat as a prayer rug without modification, and offer it once again for sale through Amazon. Either one would feature a devotional platitude, and intended to be stepped on by freshly scrubbed bare feet.

  • laura1919

    Sounds like it’s already been used.

  • Jim Jones

    Do these come in a toilet seat cover version?

  • Jim Jones

    You can get a Trump face transfer to put in the bottom of your toilet.

  • WallofSleep

    Now you’re thinking with portals capitalism!

  • WallofSleep

    :puts on buzzkill hat:

    While that might be fun, on should not use inked or perfumed toilet paper. What your typically wiping it with can easily absorb the toxins contained in either into your blood stream.

  • Syzygy

    We don’t use it. It’s just for show.

  • Jack the Sandwichmaker

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen rugs and doormats with Christian scripture on them.

    Seems these Muslims have turned their scripture in to an idol, with the physical manifestation of the words more important than the words themselves.

  • Jack the Sandwichmaker
  • Barros Serrano

    Both religions were designed as Imperialist Cults! Christianity was created by Constantine at the Council of Nicaea, to serve as the Roman Imperial Cult. And Islam of course was created as such from the beginning, by its “Prophet”.

    They are about social control, not spirituality.

  • Barros Serrano

    There is a pattern among many Moslems in the West, to complain endlessly about offenses real and imagined. In Paris they claim the right to block the streets for daily prayers. Nobody does this in an Islamic country, but suddenly in France if they can’t do it, they’re being oppressed.

    It is all part of the longterm game of forcing Islam on the world. Don’t think so? Read the Koran.