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Tuesday , November 24 2020

Cooperatives removes French products in protest against insulting cartoons of Prophet

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: In protest against the insulting graffiti about the Messenger — may blessings and peace be upon him, about 50 cooperative societies announced Thursday the removal of all French products from their markets and branches, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Social media platforms have been abuzz with calls to stop importing French goods and commodities into the country, and to remove them from the central commercial markets; while more than one hashtag was launched, including #ButGod’sMessenger and #BoycottFrenchproducts.

In the first reaction to calls of social media users, the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies issued a circular to the heads of cooperatives stating that “after discussing the display of cartoons deemed offensive to the Messenger in public fields in France, the insult they represent to the Islamic nation and in line with faith in the cooperative role that is indivisible and does not accept division  in our Islamic principals, from the standpoint of the social responsibility of the heads and members of the boards of directors of cooperatives, please boycott French goods and products, and remove them from the central markets and branches of the cooperatives.”

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