Really? With a generic description that makes no reference to the etched centerpiece, Urban Outfitters’ advertises a brown “leather and rope” الله bracelet for $8 on their website.
First the Kuffiyah Kontroversy of 2006 and now this. I don’t understand the motivations of the buyers for UO in this case either. Shock Value or New Muslim Cool? Is it suppose to be inclusive, offensive, or ironically hip? Consumption culture’s attempt to dilute symbolic value and religious meaning through commodification? Has Muslim posturing become the new cool? Or, the last option: Are the “forces that be” at UO just oblivious???Filed Under islam, islamofashion, kraze, kuffiyah, Maytha, pop culture