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People Are Loving This Company's Bags Using Arabic Script To Target Islamophobia

Something to make you smile. And also make you think.

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The Palestinian company, called Rock Paper Scissors Mafia and based in Haifa, produce tote bags with the message, “This text has no other purpose than to spread terror in the hearts of those who are afraid of the Arabic language” in Arabic.


Since al-Sarras put the image online, it has been liked thousands of times and re-posted on Twitter, where it has been retweeted more than 30,000 times.

Text on bag reads as: "This text has no other purpose than to terrify those who are afraid of the Arabic language."

The item, which is handmade using silk screen prints in a variety of colors, is one of their most popular items locally. They "never expected" the bag to get so much attention, a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

The spokesperson for the graphic design studio said that as Islamophobia had become a "major deal", many people "connect the dots too quickly" as "the Arabic language is part of our culture".

Rose Troup Buchanan is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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