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Muslim Seeks Refund for Shoes Lined With Pig Skin
Straits Times ^ | Melissa Lin

Posted on 06/24/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Muslim seeks refund for shoes lined with pig skin PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2014 9:19 AM 935 24 0 0 PRINT EMAIL

Ms Nur Najwa Abdullah and the $279 pair of shoes she bought last year. She said she wore them for six months before finding out – by chance – that the lining was made of pig skin. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

BY MELISSA LIN A Muslim woman who bought a pair of $279 shoes was incensed to find out, after wearing them for six months, that the shoes were lined with pig skin.

Administrative assistant Nur Najwa Abdullah, 43, is demanding a full refund from foot care chain Happy Walker, claiming that the sales staff had told her the shoes were made of calf skin.

Ustaz Firdaus Yahya, manager of the Darul Huffaz Learning Centre which promotes understanding of the Quran, said: “In Islam, anything related to pork, such as the meat or skin, is considered unclean.”

Islamic experts say while the use of pig-skin products is not considered a sin, a Muslim should go through a cleansing ritual if he or she has used the product.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: muslims


1 posted on 06/24/2014 8:53:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

LOL


2 posted on 06/24/2014 8:54:06 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: nickcarraway

So is pig skin lining a muzzie repellent? Lets line our aircraft seats with pigskin.


3 posted on 06/24/2014 8:55:43 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: nickcarraway
What have they got against cute little piggies?


4 posted on 06/24/2014 8:58:29 PM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t this like chemistry? Likes attract?


5 posted on 06/24/2014 9:01:32 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: nickcarraway

Is there any way we can change our currency from paper to pigskin?

Or how about rather than flourish, we get some kind do pulverized pork bones as a mandatory additive to our water supply?


6 posted on 06/24/2014 9:07:32 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: patriot08
"Islamic experts say while the use of pig-skin products is not considered a sin, a Muslim should go through a cleansing ritual if he or she has used the product."

Surely we can come up with some effective cleansing rituals for her.

7 posted on 06/24/2014 9:12:45 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: nickcarraway

She paid $279 for THOSE?? Who she needs to be suing is her optometrist! Holy crap.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 9:18:38 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

LOL.
They are some ugly ugly a$$ shoes


9 posted on 06/24/2014 9:27:14 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: nickcarraway

Caveat Emptor. Unless that store specifically sells halal shoes (or whatever the proper term would be), then ultimately it’s the buyer’s responsibility to make sure she’s buying what she thinks she is. Most shoes have an imprint somewhere inside them or on the tag that lists the materials used.

I think there’s a saying out there that basically says, if you’re not sure, then the answer is no, or something like that.

Really, though, this is probably buyer’s remorse. She bought them, decided she didn’t like them, and is now looking for a payoff.


10 posted on 06/24/2014 9:29:22 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: patriot08

Butt-ugly kicks, yeah, I’d squeal too. I think she got glasses since buying them.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 9:32:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: zencycler

Isn’t bone char used as a filter in water purification plants? We could make it all pig bone char.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT by Ellendra ("Laws were most numerous when the Commonwealth was most corrupt." -Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve got some lovely bacon-lined prayer rugs for sale.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 9:52:47 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: patriot08

I want a refund for the oxygen they waste praying to satanallah!


14 posted on 06/24/2014 9:58:54 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: nickcarraway

” a Muslim should go through a cleansing ritual if he or she has used the product.”

How do pigs cleanse themselves if they accidentally come into contact with a Muz?


15 posted on 06/24/2014 9:59:03 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: BBell

Does that mean that Muslims cannot play football?


16 posted on 06/24/2014 10:00:31 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: nickcarraway

I’m betting the shoe store owner was Jewish.


17 posted on 06/24/2014 10:09:34 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Salamander

Simple. They just roll around in slop.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 10:12:10 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

Logical.

:)


19 posted on 06/24/2014 10:25:28 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: nickcarraway
In Islam, anything related to pork, such as the meat or skin, is considered unclean.

Shhh!!!

Don't tell them what the glue on the inside flaps of envelopes or what Jello and marshmallows are made from. It's our little secret...

20 posted on 06/24/2014 11:19:17 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: zencycler
Or how about rather than flourish, we get some kind do pulverized pork bones as a mandatory additive to our water supply?

Offer them some Jello or a marshmallow.

21 posted on 06/24/2014 11:22:03 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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I thought the gelatin in Jello (and most other food) was derived from cows? Or was it horses? I have never heard that it was pork-derived.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 11:25:29 PM PDT by Little Pig
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To: nickcarraway

“In Islam, anything related to pork, such as the meat or skin, is considered unclean.”

***
In reality, anything related to the pedophile MoHamHead is considered unclean.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 12:08:12 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Little Pig
I thought the gelatin in Jello (and most other food) was derived from cows? Or was it horses? I have never heard that it was pork-derived.

It can come from the bones, skins and hides of cows and pigs. Mostly, it comes from pigskin. According to Kraft Foods, the maker of JELL-O, hooves don't contain the necessary collagen, they aren't used to make JELL-O.

The glue on the backs of envelope flaps is hide glue, which is made from --you guessed it pigskin.

24 posted on 06/25/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: Little Pig
I thought the gelatin in Jello (and most other food) was derived from cows? Or was it horses? I have never heard that it was pork-derived.

I meant to add that gelatin derived from pigskin is used in a wide variety of commercial products including, shampoos, face masks, and other cosmetics; as a thickener for fruit gelatins and puddings (such as JELL-O); in candies, marshmallows, cakes, ice cream, and yogurts; on photographic film; and in vitamins as a coating and as capsules, and it is sometimes used to assist in “clearing” wines.

Search Google for: what is jello made from?

25 posted on 06/25/2014 7:18:36 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps you would be happier in a Mohammadan country, Mrs. Abdullah.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 3:37:36 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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