A man recorded a video where he can be heard urging Muslim 'brothers and sisters' not to buy the toilet tissue which has a symbol he says looks like the Allah symbol.
He said in the video:
Recently I bought toilet tissue from Marks & Spencer and when I opened one of them, it has the name of Allah, as you can see.Muslims quickly began commenting on the video while calling out M&S.
So please brothers and sisters, prevent yourselves from buying this particular toilet tissue, or try boycott Marks & Spencers, because every toilet tissue has the name of Allah on it.
Thank you very much, please share this video.
One person said: ‘Shame on M&S. I never expected M&S to go so low morally. I support a full Boycott of M&S.’
Another said: "#boycottmarksandspencer!"
As the video went viral and more Muslims expressed outrage, Marks and Spencer responded by denying that the inscription on their tissue is the Arabic symbol for Allah. The statement released by the company on Twitter said the pattern is ‘categorically of an aloe vera leaf’.
Watch the initial video below.
Calls for an M&S @MarksandSpencer boycott following discovery of “Allah” pattern on toilet paper?— I Am Birmingham (@IAmBirmingham) 19 January 2019
READ MORE: https://t.co/s8Ozn7XBD7 pic.twitter.com/GBh7QtfcoI