Many Arab trade groups have announced their boycott of French products over incitements against the Islamic religion and insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad.
The trade groups also launched several social media campaigns for the boycott of all French products, using several hashtags as #boycottfrance #boycott_French_products #ProphetMuhammad.
In Kuwait, the Alnaeem Cooperative Society, a large 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.”
A similar move was taken by other trade groups such as the Suburb Afternoon Association, Eqaila Cooperative Society and Saad Al Abdallah City Cooperative Society.
The three groups published photos showing French products being removed from their shelves.
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 absolutely rejected,” the university said in a statement.
“These insults harm the universal human values and 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 “a religion in crisis all over the world”.