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The Islamic State group has threatened to punish anyone caught selling, buying or wearing Nike products because the company's name is deemed sinful.
It’s the latest sanction issued by the Islamist extremist group. Earlier this month, ISIS banned men from wearing skinny jeans in Raqqa, its de facto capital and stronghold in Syria.
originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: HD3DSURROUNDSOUND
Evidently they've never heard of the Greek Goddess. Her name was Nike and was the goddess of victory in both war and athletics, which is why the shoe company appropriated the name.
ETA: Come to think of it, even if they had I'm sure it would still be banned. They're being intolerant of other religions and all.