More shopping centres, supermarkets, delivery apps withdraw French products in Qatar

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More shopping centres, supermarkets, delivery apps withdraw French products in Qatar

More supermarkets in Qatar have joined a boycott movement against French products, which started in protest against the “anti-Islam” attitude in France following the killing a teacher who showed his class caricatures of Prophet Muhammad. 

All outlets of Family Food centre and Family Mart have also joined the campaign and is removing all French products from their shelves.

More shopping centres and delivery apps has joined the campaign to remove French products from their shelves and apps in solidarity with the boycott French products campaign.

The move comes after many people on social media platforms called for boycott of French products after a recent speech by French President Emmanuel Macron. 

New Indian Supermarket and Retailmart Hypermarket announced today that they have started withdrawing French Products from all its branches in response to customers’ call for boycott of French products. Earlier Al Meera had also announced that it had started withdrawing French Products from its branches.

Qatari supermarket chain Al Meera has started taking French products off its shelves

Hashtags on boycotting French products have gone viral in the Arab world, as social media users condemned the "anti-Islam" attitude in the European country following the killing a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

 

Some offensive statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron against Islam and Muslims, and his support for the re-publication of the caricature during the memorial service for the murdered teacher, Samuel Bate, has also drawn sharp criticism in the Arab world.

On its social media account, Al Rawnaq also made a similar announcement stating the withdrawal of French products from all its branches until further notice. 

"We emphasize that we, as a national company, work according to a vision consistent with our true religion, our established customs and traditions, in a way that serves our country and our faith and meets the aspirations of our customers," the post added.

Qatar Shopping Complex in Al Markhiya and Souq Al Baladi in Abu Hamour also made similar announcements on their social media. 

Local delivery apps Snoonu and QTamween also joined the campaign to boycott French products and started removing these items from their websites and apps.

Al-Wajba Factory announced “solidarity with boycott French products campaign” and vowed to provide alternative dairy products in short time.

On Friday, Qatari supermarket chain Al Meera announced withdrawal of French products from all its branches. The same day also saw Qatar University announcing the indefinite postponement of a French Cultural Week scheduled to be held on the campus. 

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