Apparently ISIS Has Banned Nike For This Reason

Hana LaRock
And it's not because it's too 'western'. ISIS has just banned Nike products, and it's not for a reason you might think.

ISIS, nike

It's because apparently the word 'Nike' sounds like the word in Arabic for sex, which is something like 'neek'.

Supposedly, ISIS gave out leaflets letting people know not to buy Nike products. If this rule is broken, the perpetrator can expected to be imprisoned or whipped. 

ISIS, NikeThis is not the first clothing item that ISIS has banned. They've also banned jeans for giving an 'attractive' and 'sexual' look.

The other reason Nike might be banned is because it is named after the Greek goddess of victory, which is certainly against ISIS standards.

That being said, it's probably safe to assume that Nike isn't too upset over this, as the company probably doesn't want to be associated with such a group.

Read More: Saudi Prince Will Reward Pilots That Kill Yemini Civilians With Bentleys