Gulf supermarkets boycott Danish products

Supermarkets in Gulf Arab states have stopped selling Danish products to protest against the new publication in Denmark of a controversial newspaper cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed(PBHU).

Gulf supermarkets boycott Danish products
The Times of Oman reported on Sunday that Al Jadeeda Stores had stopped selling products from Denmark in all six of its branches in the Muslim sultanate.

The boycott will be maintained "as long as the insulting caricatures continue to be published", Mukhtar al-Lawati, the public relations chief of Al Jadeeda Stores, told the English-language daily.

Similar action was underway in the United Arab Emirates.

On Saturday the daily Khaleej Times reported that the Union Cooperative Society, which operates a chain of seven hypermarkets across the oil-rich federation, had started a boycott of Danish products.

"We have been directed to remove the Danish goods, mostly consisting of dairy products from the shelves," in protest over the cartoons deemed offensive by Muslims, a store official told the newspaper.

In February, at least 17 Danish dailies reprinted the insulting cartoon, triggering fresh Muslim protests in many countries.


Agencies
Last Mod: 17 Mart 2008, 17:33
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