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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Is it true that coca cola logo has an Arabic message "No Mohammed" "No Mecca"?

I heard that after horizontally rotating the coca cola logo and slightly re-adjusting it, you get a message in Arabic which says No Mohammed, No Mecca. Is it true? If it is, then did coca cola company intentionally do this???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    only if you hold it upside down and look at it in a mirror.

  • 5 years ago

    I ve heard the Coca Cola logo rumour as well, though I can t say if it s true or not. But as someone who likes calligraphy, I have noticed that if you write Aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, with a Rotring pen or a very sharp pencil, it looks vaguely like a Fylfot Cross, a type of swastika. No doubt a gold mine for antiSemitic conspiracy theorists. Or for those who know that most religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, yes even Judaism, have used this symbol as decoration for 1000s of years, long before the 3rd Reich - look up the ancient synagogues at En Gedi and Ma oz Haim

  • 1 decade ago

    Evidently Allah also writes his name, in just Arabic, on various animals and other things as well.

    I doubt that Coca Cola chose that logo for that message if it exists.

  • 3 years ago

    My first language is arabic, and I was a little kid when I first heard about it, and as soon as I tried to check it - holding the bottle inverted, I could clearly see what it writes- , and if you do a little bit of research you ll find that CocaCola funds the Israeli operations in Palestine killing muslim civillians.

    • Manouchehr2 years agoReport

      It says No Muhammad no mecca.
      Muhammad is the prophet and founder of Islam,and Mecca, in a desert valley in western Saudi Arabia, is Islam’s holiest city, as it’s the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the faith itself.

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  • 4 years ago

    Coke

  • 1 decade ago

    In the latest example of Western business interests giving in to pressure by offended Muslims, Burger King reportedly has withdrawn an ice cream product after complaints that a label design looks like the Arabic script for "Allah."

    British media reported at the weekend that the fast-food restaurant chain pulled the "BK Cone" and pledged to redesign the label after Muslim customers complained.

    The product label bears a pattern representing a stylized swirl of soft serve ice cream. But some customers looked at it sideways and thought they could see something else.

    A London tabloid, The Sun, said Burger King fielded "dozens of complaints."

    Another paper, the Scotsman, said Burger King "is being forced to spend thousands of pounds redesigning the lid." It quoted a Muslim Council of Britain spokesman as commending the company for "sensitive and prompt action."

    Other business interests that have run afoul of Muslim sensibilities in similar circumstances include sportswear giant Nike, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and food and homecare manufacturer Unilever.

    In 1997, Nike pulled tens of thousands of basketball shoes after it was told that the logo - the word "air" in flame-like letters - looked like "Allah" in Arabic when viewed from a certain angle.

    Newsweek reported in July of that year that Nike had launched a program of "sensitivity training on Islam" and gave a donation to an Islamic school.

    A year later, Unilever scrapped a new logo it had begun to use on Walls ice creams in the Middle East - again after Muslims said the intertwining red and yellow hearts looked like "Allah" in Arabic, when viewed upside down and backwards.

    In 1994, Lagerfeld designed a dress incorporating a pattern he had copied from Arabic lettering on India's Taj Mahal monument. The lettering included the phrase "They are the ones who found guidance," used a number of times in the Koran.

    German supermodel Claudia Schiffer received death threats after wearing the dress, prompting her mother to make a public plea for her safety. The designer apologized and burned the garments. He also destroyed photographs and negatives of the dress.

    In 2007 thousands of Muslims stormed the streets in the Sudan complaining that Apple Products disrespected Islam by having a cube shaped ( entrance to a) building ( in NYC) which the CEO called a "mecca" for people looking for high tech products . They were further outraged that ( in the building underneath ) that there was a ( temporary) wine bar for the executives' prevue . .

    Coca Cola has for years struggled to dispel the rumor that the soft drink's trademark swirly-writing logo, when seen at a particular angle, looked like the Arabic script for "No Mohammed, No Mecca."

    The company's website has a "myths and rumors" section where it contests the charge, arguing that "the trademark was created in 1886 in Atlanta, Georgia, at a time and place where there was little knowledge of Arabic."

    "The allegation has been brought before a number of senior Muslim clerics in the Middle East who researched it in detail and refuted the rumor outright," it says.

    For further information on the Coca Cola Label and the "Frustrated Fundamentalist Muslims Looking for Things to be Angry About" go to :

    http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/contactus/myths...

  • 1 decade ago

    its not true go too www.cocacola.com and see the section rumers

    i am an arab even when you read it as they claim it does not say no mecca no mohammed i cant belive you guys how you thin a corporation like cocacola will risk all revenu just to post a msg that wont do any harm!!

  • 1 decade ago

    I heard that too, but I'm not sure if it's true or not and if so I hope the company doesn't do this intentionally. Good question.

    Peace.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    oh wow i dont know but i hope thats not true i mean islam just another religion ...imma muslim i have respect 4 all ppl dosent matter where they from..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you twist any word it can be made to look like many things.

  • Rai A
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    It's just a horid urban myth.

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    Source(s): Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
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