Shoes with objectionable imprint seized in Al Ain

AL AIN — The Economy and Planning Department (EPD) in Al Ain on Wednesday night seized the batch of shoes, which had ‘Allah’ imprinted in Arabic on their outer soles, from a shoe shop.

By Lana Mahdi (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 9:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:53 PM

The inspection raid was headed by Omer El Dheieb and Ahmed Obeid Al Mehairy from the EPD.

Khaleej Times reported yesterday that an Emirati resident here had complained recently that he found the religiously objectionable imprint on the outer soles of his son’s shoes. The man said his wife bought the shoes from one of the famous shoe shops in Al Ain but she did not notice the writing.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Omer El Dheib said the shoe shop that committed the violation was fined.

He warned the shops against selling products with offensive messages and religiously objectionable imprints, adding that the department would take stern action against them.

The police have referred the case to the Al Ain Public Prosecution.

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