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Kuwait: Supermarkets remove French products from shelves over Macron’s Islam comments01:59

Kuwait: Supermarkets remove French products from shelves over Macron’s Islam comments

Kuwait, Jabriya
October 26, 2020 at 17:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kuwait’s retail co-ops declared a boycott on French goods as a reaction to recent comments made by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.

On Monday, shelves were seen cleared of French products in a supermarket located in Jabriya.

The non-governmental Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 establishments, issued a boycott directive in Kuwait.

The boycott came after Macron backed the publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad by satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Earlier this month, the French president said that Islam is “a religion that is in crisis all over the world today,” as he announced a bill to “strengthen” a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in the country.

In a statement on Sunday, France’s foreign affairs ministry urged countries to stop the boycott of French products.

Kuwait: Supermarkets remove French products from shelves over Macron’s Islam comments01:59
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Kuwait’s retail co-ops declared a boycott on French goods as a reaction to recent comments made by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.

On Monday, shelves were seen cleared of French products in a supermarket located in Jabriya.

The non-governmental Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies, which groups more than 70 establishments, issued a boycott directive in Kuwait.

The boycott came after Macron backed the publication of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad by satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

Earlier this month, the French president said that Islam is “a religion that is in crisis all over the world today,” as he announced a bill to “strengthen” a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in the country.

In a statement on Sunday, France’s foreign affairs ministry urged countries to stop the boycott of French products.

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