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How Nike sees Islam

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by cleanbluesky, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. cleanbluesky

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  2. @if ®afiq

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  3. Borris

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    And confused you shall remain, young clearblueskywalker.

    As @if ®afiq states - It's Nike cashing in.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they manufactured wooden footy boots for the Amish, or Thetan-free jockstraps for scientologists.

    I'm not sure whay it's news though (unless it's the first time that Nike have ever made a muslim specific item of sportswear), and I've seen muslim women doing sport before (in S'pore).
     
  4. Skunkworks

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    That's what I thought too.
     
  5. robmiller

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    There is a market for legal product X. Company Y produces product X. Uproar!
     
  6. Sleepy

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    Short sighted evil capitalists exploiting downtrodden muslim women and pandering to islamofacists as they violate the human rights of their female dependants and contributing to the growing spread of Islam to the detriment of liberal western democractic societies with their all encompassing multi cultural policies that nurture the growing beast within that will eventually rise up and overthrow the weak governments and install the Caliphate and bring about gods law to all on earth and enshrine the religion of peace as the religion of the multitude beheading all that object and who fail to beat their women in the prescribed manner that learned imans teach to the great unwashed.
     
  7. Jumpingmedic

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    No it's an it's untapped market!
     
  8. Psyk

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    Don't see anything wrong with it personally. These girls want clothes that fit their religious dress code and offer better flexibility. Nike is providing that and making a bit of cash in the process.
     
  9. wassap

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    Damn takes all the fun out of watching volleyball.

    Where theres a market theres a product, global economics will see more and more of this, halal mortgages (bloody con and a half there!), i even spotted a well known burger chain in star city, brum, selling halal food.

    Money makes the world go round.
     
  10. VIRII

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    Very true.
    Out of interest (excuse the pun) but how does a bank make a profit from a halal mortgage?
     
  11. wassap

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    Havent really looked into it tbh, but afaik, you are effectively paying a fixed rate for your term, its still interest imo, just given another name.

    There was one other scheme i came across, this was basically the bank buying the house for you and you then rent the house from them for the next 35 years untill an agreed sum is paid off, so no different to a mortgage really.
     
  12. VIRII

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    Seems to be against the spirit of the "no interest on loans" passages in the Quran to me.
    What do you think?
     
  13. jamoor

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    Man, it really annoys me when people seem to get into the habit of not mentioning compeitiors that it spreads pretty much everywhere!!

    Whats the burger chain called?
     
  14. wassap

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    Lol its not a competitor, i just cant remember the name of the damn place, i know there is a nando`s down there which is also halal.

    Virii, as i mentioned in my earlier post its a con, its like the saying out of Romeo and Juliet,
    Its just interest with another name, interest is an unfortunately a necessary evil in todays society, i pay it,i try not to recieve it (probabaly cos im too poor to have any savings!)
     
  15. andi

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    Don't see the problem. We want T-Shirts, they want jilbabs. Fair enough.

    As for integration, what should they be integrating into? And what does what they wear to play sport in their own camp matter?
     
  16. robmiller

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    I find their lack of British values and disregard for British culture disturbing. Preserve British culture in Kenya (please note I pronounced that "keenya")! Halt this destruction of the British values we so harmlessly instilled in the backwards savages all that time ago! This is despicable!
     
  17. jamoor

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    :confused:
     
  18. robmiller

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    Do you have a problem with British culture? I bet you support Kyrgyzstan in the cricket.
     
  19. cleanbluesky

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    Sarcasms Sans Frontieres
     
  20. Dolph

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    It's capitalism, what more is there to say?

    It's not some grand global muslim conspiracy, it's simple supply and demand.

    Are people advocating that companies shouldn't move with the market and the times?

    And more to the point, what's the "Britishness" of a somali refugee camp in northen Kenya that's being eroded?