Kuwait and Qatar trade groups boycott French products over blasphemy issue

A similar move was taken by several trade groups such as the Suburb Afternoon Association, Egaila Cooperative Society, and Saad Al Abdallah City Cooperative Society.

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French products being removed from supermarkets in Kuwait. (DOAM)

Several Arab trade groups have declared their boycott of French products in response to incitements against Islam and insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).

(Al Qabas / Gulf News)

Arab activists have also launched various social media campaigns calling for the boycott of all French products’ using several hashtags (#boycottfrance #boycott_French_products #الا_رسول_الله_يافرنسا #ProphetMuhammad ﷺ #مقاطعه_المنتجات_الفرنسيه ).

In Kuwait, the Alnaeem Cooperative Society, an extensive series of supermarkets in the Gulf state, said it would remove all French products from the shelves in protest of the French insulting statements against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (SAWW).

A similar move was taken by several trade groups such as the Suburb Afternoon Association, Egaila Cooperative Society, and Saad Al Abdallah City Cooperative Society.

The three groups published photos showing French products being removed from their shelves.

(Suburb Afternoon Association)
(Suburb Afternoon Association)

In Qatar, The Alwajba Dairy Company and Almeera Consumer Goods Company said they would boycott the French products and provide other alternatives.

The Qatar University also joined the boycott campaign, announcing that it decided to postpone the French Cultural Week in protest of the anti-Islam insults.

“Any denigration or violation of the Islamic beliefs, sanctities, and symbols are rejected,” the university said in a statement. “These insults harm the universal human values & the high ethical principles of all societies,” it added on Twitter.

In recent weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of “separatism.” He described Islam as “a religion in crisis all over the world.”

This coincided with a provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine disreputable for publishing anti-Islamic caricatures, which have drawn widespread fury and outrage across the Muslim world.

Palestinians assemble to stage a demonstration against the republication of offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in France and the statement of the French President, in Rafah, Gaza on 24 October 2020. (Mustafa Hassona / Anadolu Agency)

The caricatures were first issued in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands-Posten, sparking a wave of protests.

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