PayPal Deems Purchasing Islamic Art as Supporting Terrorism?


PayPal is refusing to transfer money for customers to a Sweden based Islamic Art Design Company. PayPal deemed the website as a terrorist website because it contains Islamic Art containing Arabic calligraphy and the word Allah. The Online company,, was created in 2017, with the thoughts of Scandinavian minimalism fused with Islamic Art.

Below is a photo that shows some of the art that the website sells.

According to a customer from Germany, PayPal refused  to take their payment for the website. They reached out to the PayPal branch based in Germany and the customer service rep the lady talked with said, “PayPal marked the website as a terrorist website because it contains the word Allah and contains Arabic.” The call center rep said they denied the payment because “buying that poster would be supporting terrorism.”

PayPal claims they deem the word Allah and Arabic calligraphy seen as dangerous. If they find it, they flag those websites as terrorist websites, it does not matter what they are selling. They are discriminating against Muslim business owners and artists.

The photo below is the photo the German customer tried to purchase. 

The website sells artistic prints, graphic designs, typography, and photography. SOME of the things they are selling are Islamic posters containing Arabic calligraphy.

The American and Swedish PayPal declined to respond.

*I have all legal rights to this article, anyone who would be writing about it besides me would be plagiarizing my idea.* 


2 comments on “PayPal Deems Purchasing Islamic Art as Supporting Terrorism?”

  1. Kaya, honey, you need to not. I'm not saying this to be mean, I'm really not, so please listen. Your writing needs so much work. This blog post looks like a gigantic copy and paste error. It's the same paragraphs worded slightly differently copied three times. Your IG reads like you wrote it while having a seizure, e.g. “Everyone accept Muslim women!”, “the world Allah”, “Half-calf”, “processed meets”. I know they are typos and everyone makes them, but you use your social media to showcase your writing and it's bad. That's why media outlets are “denied to publish” your article.Additionally, it's really obnoxious that you've been a Muslim for five minutes and now have decided that you are the spokesperson for all Muslim women. You're weighing in on things that have little to nothing to do with you because you have an unstable sense of self (backed up by a cursory google search of your name) and are desperately trying to cultivate a Super Muslimah image dovetailed with a writing career. You converted, didn't practice for over a year, then overnight turned yourself into a devout Arab auntie. That's not healthy. It's common for converts to go off of the deep end and then find balance, but you're young and you're leaving a long and embarrassing internet trail while trying to launch a career. You are a recent convert in an Islamic (not legal) marriage to an older man who doesn't even live in the country, and frankly the only time I've seen that happen is in cases of polygamy. I think being honest about who you are and writing authentically is going to go a lot further than what you have been doing, and if you want to stay private then maybe this is not the field for you.

  2. Since you posted anonymously, I might as well be as elusive as you…. Since I have class, unlike you, I will keep it simple, for your minuscule amount of intelligence. You sound like a jealous troll. As you even stated yourself, very writer makes mistakes. Being an author myself, I can attest that most writers and journalists need an editor to look over their work. No one is perfect. My publisher assigned someone to edit my manuscript. In addition, I know Kaya, after building a friendship on social media for several years, she is in a legal marriage to a man, around 5 years older than her. I have seen them together. He also lives here and they live together. Oh, and I had to sadden you buy she is his only wife. Whomever you are, you really need to get a life. Lastly, she is also a brilliant writer and even wrote a novel. I was lucky enough to beta read her novel myself.

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