ZARA Egypt: Shop at your own risk!

What was supposed to be a normal shopping day ended in a severe injury accident, and contempt by ZARA!

ZARA, the globally renowned clothing brand and known address for fashion seekers, revealed a much darker side of their “corporate ethics”, in response to one shopper’s injury in one of their stores in Egypt.

The incident happened two weeks ago, when Maha Fouad, paid a regular visit to ZARA store in Maadi City Center, Carrefour, Cairo. Maha, an Egyptian marketing professional, and a regular ZARA customer, who “was” supposed to get married this month, visit ZARA store in Maadi, on Friday 26 August 2011, to pick up an outfit for an upcoming friend’s engagement.

Like any normal visit, Maha went to the store with a friend, and there, they picked their garments of choice and headed to try them at the fitting rooms, unaware and un warned of any hazard, minutes later, screams were heard from the Maha’s fitting room, and she rushed out of the fitting room -half dressed- with a bloodied hand.

Immediately, chaos ensued in the store! Surprisingly, the store management were clueless as to how to act in an emergency like this one, and to make things worse, the store didn’t even have a First aid kit, which is against laws and regulations. Luckily there was a pharmacy in the mall, there, Maha was treated primarily, while her friend called Maha’s fiancé & family to come to the store. Continue reading

Freedom of speech? or Hypocrisy??

Brothers  & Sisters…

Muslims,

Christians,

Egyptians,

Arabs,

Humans…

This is a call for action… to rise against intolerance and Hate.

About 4 months ago Jyllands-Posten, A Danish newspaper posted about twelve editorial cartoons which depict the prophet Muhammad (Peace & Prayers be on Him) in the most shameful and dishonorable manners. The cartoons were initially printed in the Danish newspaper on September 30, 2005. Some of the cartoons have been reprinted in other newspapers in Europe & now the United States .

The drawings, which include a depiction of Muhammad with a bomb on his head, were (allegedly) meant as satirical illustrations accompanying an article on self-censorship and freedom of speech!!!!! Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons although they knew that Islamic teachings forbid the depiction of Prophet Muhammad in Islam, as a measure against idolatry, a form of aniconism. However, the Jyllands-Posten cartoons imply that all Muslims are terrorists, by depicting Muhammad carrying a bomb in his turban and collaborating with terrorists (by receiving them in heaven). Continue reading