ISIS group issued a new resolution which prohibits wearing the products of NIKE company, arguing that this word has a sexual meaning, because its pronunciation is similar to Arabic words which have sexual semantics.
The word NIKE is inspired by the name of goddess Niké, the goddess of victory according to Greek mythology, who was born from the mating between “Pallas” and “Styx”. Both of Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman chose this name, aiming to spread optimism with victory for the competing athletes who wear this brand.
As for the reason for naming the company of that name, it is because Nike was a winged goddess able to move quickly, producers of Nike tried to link between the speed of the goddess and sport shoes as a propaganda step in the beginning. The company evolved later to produce all sport supplies. Carolyn Davidson has designed the logo of Nike in 1971, which is considered one of the most expensive brands.
The most famous statue of this goddess is existing in the Louvre Museum in Paris. ISIS distributed leaflets titled “Beware guys, from serious foreign words”, putting the slogan of Nike with a few words in English attached with its meanings in the Arabic language, most of these meanings have sexual overtones.
As ISIS warned traders from buying or selling the products of this company, demanding to get rid of them, otherwise seller and buyer would be punished by whipping or prison or fine. Leaflets distributed by the group The group has previously prohibited wearing jeans, under the pretext that it provokes sexual desire, and shows the attractions of men’s body, so they have prohibited selling jeans and damaged large amounts of them, many young men have been put in prison, so they were forced to wear pajamas to get rid of the punishment.
The strange thing is that the fighters of ISIS have boasted by wearing international brands, where Baghdadi appeared wearing Rolex hour, and Abu Waheeb appeared at many occasions wearing sneakers produced by Adidas or Nike, some European fighters also boasted by publishing their photos wearing sportswear of the most famous brands including Nike company.
The thought of ISIS is still goes towards sexual matters automatically, to issue the instructions based on their mistaken conception resulting from the repression they are exposed to, ISIS militants tried to represent the role of utopia in which they live, while they were engaged in all kinds of immorality in secret.