Jay-Z wore a T-shirt depicting a famous mosque. Its clerics aren't happy

The designer of a T-shirt worn by Jay-Z, featuring a historic Kenyan mosque, has apologized to clerics who criticized the use of its image.

Jay-Z was spotted wearing the T-shirt showing Lamu’s Riyadha Mosque on March 30, as he came out of a restaurant in Santa Monica, Kalifornië.
Images were uploaded to Instagram by both the T-shirt designer Zeddie Loky, who is Kenyan, and the clothing brand, blkburd genes.
    Op April 3, the Riyadha Mosque posted a brief to Loky on its Facebook page, saying the management committee and worshipers weredisturbed and actually feel insultedby the photos of Jay-Z wearing the T-shirt, which features a green image of the mosque on a white background, with the wordLamuprinted above it.
      Jay-Z was wearing the T-shirt in Santa Monica, Kalifornië, op Maart 30.

      Rest assured, we neither consider it an honor nor a privilege for the Historical Mosque and its Founder Habib Swaleh,” die brief lui.
        When wearers of these T-shirts end up in bars, clubs and at all sorts of sacrilegious joints, it is certainly an affront to the spiritual respect and dignity towards all those who revere the Mosque, its Founder and the General Muslim community within and outside Lamu.
        The letter called on Loky toshow respect for the Mosque by ‘removing our Mosque’s Portrait.'
          Loky then apologized to the mosque in a letter seen by CNN.
          The designer, who is also CEO of blkburd genes, specified that only 20 of the T-shirts have been produced and those who own one have been asked to respect the mosqueby not wearing it in bars nor clubs if they happen to decide to wear it.
          Riyadha Mosque confirmed to CNN that it had received Loky’s apology.
          Clothing brand blkburd genes isa scientific design company on a mission to educate people around the world about history, nature and current affairs,” according its website. It is based in Los Angeles.
          CNN has reached out to Jay-Z for comment.
            Lamu is situated on the coast in eastern Kenya. Its old town is a designated UNESCO world heritage site.
            The United Nationscultural agency describes it asthe oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa,” noting it hashosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant centre for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.

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