So some time yesterday, a bag that was spotted on the Berlin metro went viral on Twitter…and for a good reason!
The Arabic on the bag reads, “This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language”. You can see the tweet below:
Text on bag reads as: "This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language." pic.twitter.com/vHknRBQoPG
— Zarah Sultana (@zarahsultana) August 16, 2016
I think it’s high time we addressed the way in which Arabs, Arabic and anything to do remotely with Islam have become vilified to the extent that most people are so damn scared of anything in the Arabic language.
A Palestinian company is fighting against this ridiculous demonisation by highlighting the bizarre way in which we live our lives now. Rock, Paper, Scissors Graphic Design and Print Shop have been selling these like crazy, and you can find them here on Facebook, or here on Instagram.
Another great one that we love here at the office is this ‘I Love You,’ shirt.
It’s high time we started fighting back the Islamophobic rhetoric, and if anything, I’ll be hunting down one of these bags, or t-shirts, as soon as I possibly can!
Snag your own shirt here.