- Posted June 8, 2014 by
#TakeOffJustLogo Demonstrations - Dusseldorf & Washington, DC
Across the pond, several hundred impassioned students from across the world concurrently assembled in Washington, DC. Raising their voices, they were determined to finally persuade an Italian fashion designer to acknowledge their plight; an affliction brought about by his hands.
Following demonstrations in Dallas, London, Los Angeles and New York; Roberto Cavalli's relentless reticence in misappropriating the sacred Sufi emblem has continued to bring torment, anger and distress for the students of MTO Shahmaghsoudi, a Sufi school with a 1,400 year old heritage.
These peaceful demonstrations are aimed at raising awareness of Cavalli's indifferent and prejudicial use of a trademarked sacred Sufi emblem; protecting it from mediocrity and commercialisation, from being equated to a “snake bite” and “a sign of seduction and lust" - the very antithesis of its true meaning.
Organised by the #TakeOffJustLogo campaign and supported by Sufi Rights, students are not calling for censorship, but simply attempting to protect the sanctity of their faith.