Several Kuwaiti shops have removed French food and beauty products from their shelves, after French President Emmanuel Macron vowed his country would not “give up cartoons” depicting the Prophet Mohammed, Reuters reports.
Speaking after teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils in a lesson on free speech earlier this month, Macron said Paty “was killed because Islamists want our future.”
In a number of Kuwaiti co-op shops, the news agency reports empty shelves where such products used to be.
A union chief tells Reuters it is in response to “repeated insults” against the prophet.
Some Muslim countries such as Kuwait responded to the pressures and boycott that France imposed on French Muslims these days by removing French products from their supermarket shelves. A great example to follow for Djibouti which in turn depends on this products. pic.twitter.com/mvcMOTUQJQ
— The Great Djibouti (@greatdjibouti) October 23, 2020
Anger at Macron spilled over into the streets in several Muslim-majority countries in recent days.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused Macron of “attacking Islam.”
In Deir Al-Balah in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians burnt portraits of Macron, calling his comment “an attack and an insult against Islam.”
— with AFP