Sufi Muslim followers have taken issue with a symbol they say is sacred but is currently gracing the clothing and accessories of a Roberto Cavalli fashion line.
The Religion News Service reported that the MTO Shahmaghsoudi School of Islamic Sufism, a “mystical branch of Islam,” has launched a petition to get the fashion house to remove the symbol.
The symbol, which looks a bit like a scrawny Batman sign, is considered a sacred emblem that represents peace, purity and the name of God, the school said.
According to the petition, which has more than 3,500 signatures, the logo “has been tattooed onto models to represent snake bites and draws connotational indication of the deadly sins.”
The news service said the school has reached out repeatedly to the company but has only received letters in response that say the symbols look nothing alike.
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