When the Islamic home decor industry is the only business left in town, it’s hard to believe that it was built on a foundation of greed and lies.
But this is what happens when you buy afterpay: a false promise of high quality and a lack of integrity.
Afterpay is a fraud.
This is a common theme in the industry.
It is common for many Islamic home décor sellers to offer false claims of quality and authenticity.
And it’s common for the Muslim home decor community to take advantage of consumers who are gullible enough to fall for these deceptive promises.
Afterpay has become so prevalent in the Islamic world that it’s become the subject of the upcoming film, The House That God Built, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on March 18.
The film’s director, Tariq Ali, has been on a mission to expose the industry’s fraudulence and misrepresentations for years.
Ali, a former TV reporter, started out at CNN with a show called Afterpay that ran for two years.
His film is not just about the scammy business practices of the afterpay industry, but also the dishonesty and lack of transparency within it.
Ali says the film will help shine a light on the Islamophobic practices of afterpay, and show how Islamophobic people can still use afterpay as a business model.
The film begins with a clip of a young American Muslim man in New York City, standing in line at a cash register.
He is holding up an afterpay bag.
After paying a fee for a bag, the man asks, “Do you have a problem with the price?”
The customer, who does not know the person behind the counter, replies, “No, I pay cash.”
The customer says, “I have to pay this fee because it’s for a specific item.”
The man responds, “Well, you can pay it if you want.”
The cashier asks, in disbelief, “But how do you know the item is specific?”
The man replies, again, “Just look at the bag.”
The woman at the register, visibly upset, says, to the man, “You can’t sell me a bag.
You can’t pay me money for something I didn’t buy.”
Ali points out that many Muslim businesses that use afterpayment are located in America.
But, he argues, the Muslim community’s use of afterpayment goes far beyond the U.S. He explains, for example, that in some countries, afterpay is so widespread that Muslims buy afterpaying from other Muslims.
It’s the same kind of deception used to buy counterfeit goods from people who don’t know what they’re buying.
Afterpaying is also used to sell home décolors for which there is no proven product to be had.
The people who buy the afterpaying are not satisfied with the results, and they want more.
The Muslim consumer, Ali says, is being duped into believing that afterpaying is superior to purchasing.
It sounds simple enough: buy afterpayment and you’ll be happy with the product you received.
But the reality is that this is an industry of deception.
The reality is, Ali argues, that the Muslim consumer is being deceived into believing afterpay will improve his or her quality of life.
And the consumer is not the only one duped.
Ali explains that many Muslims believe afterpaying will give them a higher quality of home décor, because afterpaying costs more.
“But the real scam here is that the afterpayment industry is a business of deception,” Ali said.
Afterpayment is not a real solution for a problem.
“This is not an afterpayment company that provides you with a high-quality product,” Ali added.
“It’s a scam.”
Ali’s film, titled Afterpay: A Fraud, Will be released on March 22.