Posted on January 8, 2019

Amazon Removing Products After Complaints They Were Offensive to Muslims

Brett Samuels, The Hill, January 8, 2019

Amazon has pulled more than a dozen products from its website after concerns raised by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), CNN reported Tuesday.


CAIR, the largest Muslim advocacy organization in the U.S., thanked Amazon for its response after the organization issued a statement last week requesting the retailer take down products they said are offensive to Muslims. The products in question included bath mats, doormats and other household items that contained references to Prophet Muhammad, CNN reported.


CAIR had raised concerns that some of the products featuring scripture or references to Prophet Muhammad would be stepped on or otherwise disrespected by those who purchased the items.

The organization said it would continue to work with Amazon and other retailers “to ensure that products are not exploiting or promoting bigotry for commercial gain.”