Kuwait has expressed its dissatisfaction with the re-publication of cartoons insulting to the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, in France, and Arab trade associations have also announced the boycott of French products and their complete withdrawal from their exhibitions, as part of a protest campaign against the continued offense to the Islamic religion and the person of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry warned - in an official statement - against continuing to support the abuses and discriminatory policies that link Islam with terrorism.
Because it represents a falsification of reality, insults to the teachings of Islam, and offends the feelings of Muslims around the world.
In turn, the Gulf Cooperation Council described the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron about Islam as "irresponsible", considering them to spread a culture of hatred among peoples.
"At a time when efforts must be directed towards promoting culture, tolerance and dialogue between cultures and religions, such rejected statements and calls for publishing insulting images of the Messenger (Muhammad), may blessings and peace be upon him, are published," the council’s general secretary, Nayef Al-Hajraf, said.
Al-Hajraf called on world leaders, thinkers and opinion-holders to reject hate speech, stir up resentment, contempt of religions and their symbols, and respect the feelings of Muslims, instead of falling into the captivity of Islamophobia.
On Friday, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned France’s continued attack on Muslims ’feelings of insulting religious symbols.
The secretariat of the Jeddah-based organization said in a statement today that it continued to publish the offensive cartoons, expressing its surprise at the official political rhetoric issued by some French officials that offends French-Islamic relations and fuels feelings of hatred for the sake of partisan political gains.
In Lebanon, Dar Al Iftaa confirmed today that the offense covered by President Macron against the Prophet Muhammad Khatem Al-Mursalin will fuel hatred between peoples.
The Secretary-General of Dar al-Iftaa, Amin al-Kurdi, said that the concept of freedom practiced by some is in the right of the Messenger of Islam and is marketed and covered by Macron.
It will fuel hatred between peoples and religious conflicts, considering that the condemnation of the incident of the killing of the French professor is unfair without a due condemnation.
A commercial boycott
A commercial boycott
During the past hours, dozens of Arab trade associations joined the campaign to boycott French goods, and announced the boycott and the withdrawal of products completely, through their various communication platforms.
Those responsible for the accounts of these associations interacted by tagging (hashtag) # Except_Massoul_Allah, and boycotting French products.
In Kuwait, the chairman and members of the board of directors of the "Al-Naeem Cooperative Society" decided to boycott all French products, "while not offering them or selling them, and removing them completely from all sites of the association, completely rejecting everything that affects the religion of Islam and the Messenger of God."
The "Dhahr Suburb" association took the same step, saying, "Based on the position of French President Emmanuel Macron and his support for the cartoons offensive to our beloved Prophet, we decided to remove all French products from the market and branches until further notice."
In Qatar, the "meal dairy" company announced a boycott of French products, and pledged to provide similar and alternative others, according to what she said in a tweet via her Twitter account.
Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (a Qatari shareholding company) announced the withdrawal of all products from all its branches until further notice, in response to the customers' desire.
Qatar University also joined the campaign;
Its administration decided to postpone the French Cultural Week indefinitely, due to the deliberate offense of Islam and its symbols.
She emphasized on Twitter that any prejudice to Islamic belief, sanctities and symbols is totally unacceptable, as these offenses harm universal human values and the highest moral principles affirmed by all contemporary societies.
and activists called on social media for a boycott of French products, after French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that his country would not abandon the cartoons.
The activists considered the insulting cartoons of the Holy Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, an attack on Muslims' beliefs, and that they had nothing to do with freedom of expression, accusing the French President of insulting the Messenger.
Several hashtags topped the list of the most popular in a number of Arab and Islamic countries, including Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The users demanded a boycott of French products through hashtags, including: boycotting French products, our messenger is a red line, and Macron offends the Prophet, and they stop insulting our Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace.
Boycotting French products 🚫🚫 pic.twitter.com/50gjzZXkj6
- Sohaib (@ Sohaib44318252) October 23, 2020
Teach them that we love our Prophet more than everything in this life, no matter how short we are, but we do not accept that our religion will be insulted, no matter what we have sinned, but we will still love God and His Messenger and support his religion, so that we will be as the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: A person is with those who love him
(do not help him, may God support him. ❤️💫 # Our Messenger Red Line # Boycott of French products pic.twitter.com/Y4pYmoMQLJ
- Sultan Al Raisi (@sulltanalraisi) October 23, 2020
I invite you to # Boycott_French Products after the French government endorsed the cartoons offensive to our Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace pic.twitter.com/H4ofvMRliB
- 💙AL-ReeM💙 (@ ReeM14000404) October 23, 2020
Let everyone know that we Muslims are ready to die for our prophet not just defend him # Ella Messenger of God # Our Messenger Red Line pic.twitter.com/CIqVLX19vH
- amal medhat (@ amal55079383) October 24, 2020
Kuwait started who's next # Ela_Rassoul_Allah # Koweit #kuwait pic.twitter.com/0t7wEE5DRq
- Abdullah Al-Owaihan (@ a_alowaihan1) October 24, 2020