Amazon removes ‘offensive’ Allah ‘doormats and dog mats’ that feature the word ‘God’ written in Arabic after complaints

Amazon has removed a third-party line of ‘door and dog mats’ featuring the Arabic word for God – Allah – after a complaint from Muslim users, including a British politician.
The mats – sold through Amazon by a number of independent users including ‘Dargon One’, ‘Trendy Mats’ and ‘Gear One’ – had been garnering complaints from Muslims since June.
But it was only when Mariam Khan – a Councillor in the English city of Birmingham – complained on Twitter Monday that the site took the items off the market.
‘These mats are extremely offensive to Muslims & out of order,’ Khan wrote. ‘@amazon @AmazonHelp please remove these from your site immediately.’
She called the company to complain, earning an apology and promise to remove the items, but she said that the company would take them down faster if her followers complained – which they duly did.

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