Amazon removes Doormats, bath mats imprinted with Quran verses
Amazon removed bath mats, doormats, and other items imprinted with Quran verses from its online marketplace on Tuesday. Amazon received a lot of complaints that internet merchants were selling items that were offensive to Muslims.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) received complaints about the items leading the group to alert Amazon. CAIR first flagged the items to Amazon. In a news release, CAIR said that the products like bath mats, doormats, etc have scripture and Islamic references imprinted on them. These products were offensive to the Muslim Community. Soon after the CAIR registered the complaints, Amazon removed the items.
After this incident, Amazon urged its registered sellers to follow the selling guidelines, or else, their accounts would be removed. According to the CAIR spokesman, Ibrahim Hooper, the group is continuing sending offensive product listing to the Amazon.