Remember in 90s hothead Muslim clerics made death threats vs. Japanese company saying its tire treads blasphemed Islam?
I remember it. It was a crisis like Salman Rushdie and "The Innocence of Muslims". All because paranoid Muslims discerned blasphemy on the treads of tires exported by a Japanese company. I recall that the company had to apologize profusely and promise to change its tire treads.
It's been quite a while. I found this discussion of it. http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=46275