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On Friday, the largest Qatari supermarket chain announced the withdrawal of all French products from its branches, in response to the re-publication of the cartoons offensive to the Holy Prophet.
A statement by the (governmental) Al-Meera company, on its Twitter page, stated: “We thank you for your good jealousy and your comments, which are always the beacon of light that shines our way towards the light.”
The statement added, “Therefore, we started immediately to withdraw French products from all our branches until further notice.”
He continued: “As a national company, we work according to a vision consistent with our true religion, our established customs and traditions, and in a way that serves our country and our faith and meets the aspirations of our customers.”
A number of outlets selling food and household necessities announced the withdrawal of French products, which coincided with popular demands for this, according to the Anadolu Agency.
France has recently witnessed a controversy over the statements of a large section of politicians targeting Islam and Muslims following the incident of a teacher was killed and beheaded on October 16.
On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in a press statement, that his country would not abandon the “caricatures” (insulting to the Prophet Muhammad and Islam).
The French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” published 12 cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in 2006, which unleashed a wave of anger across the Islamic world.
- In recent days, pressure and raids have increased, targeting Islamic civil society organizations in France, due to the incident.