Fun_People Archive
16 Oct
rolling Allah

Date: Fri, 16 Oct 92 14:15:09 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: rolling Allah

 From rudolph (David Rudolph)

 Yokohoma Rubber Company of Tokyo is planning to recall a line of
 its automobile tires after receiving protests from Islamic groups
 (Washington Post, 7-25-92). Apparently, upon close observation,
 the tread pattern of the tires resembles the Arabic word for
 Allah. A company spokesman said they plan to stop producing the
 tires and will recall or replace them free of charge in Islamic
 countries. He also apologized for the company's ignorance of
 Islam and said the treads "were designed by computer to maximize
 driving safety and were not meant to blaspheme Allah."

[=] © 1992 Peter Langston []