The Egyptian National Action Group and the Sunna Scholars Association have called for protests next Friday and announced support for boycotting French Products in protests against French President Macron’s humiliation of Muslims, Islam, and Prophet Mohammad.
The Egyptian National Action Group (ENAG) that includes prominent opposition figures, both at home and abroad, has called for boycotting French goods in Egypt, following the hostile tone of the French President and his Foreign Ministry against Islam and Muslims, especially the insult to Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him).
In a statement published on Tuesday, ENAG stressed that “freedom of expression must not contradict the beliefs of others; and since laws criminalize humiliating the flag and the national anthem, then respecting the beliefs of about two billion Muslims should be considered much more important”.
“Unfortunately, the Egyptian regime did nothing towards the attack on Islam, because it has allied itself with the right-wing and populist currents in the West, and has begun to promote that its opponents are all hardliners, the same approach that Macron and others use today to flatter the extreme right-wing currents,” ENAG statement read.
ENAG also called for demonstrations from various mosques in Egypt on Friday in support of Prophet Mohammad and in protest against the offensive French cartoons.
“In response to the feelings of the Egyptian people, the Egyptian National Action Group, along with other groups, personalities and bodies, calls on the entire Egyptian people to demonstrate and protest next Friday, October 30, after Friday prayers in the various Egyptian mosques in support of Prophet Mohammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, and in protest against the French President and his government’s accusation of against Muslims of terrorism in disrespect of freedom of belief in attempt to achieve narrow political gains by adopting hostile and exclusionary language against about 2 billion Muslims, in contradiction of the claims of freedom, enlightenment and civility,” ENAG statement read.
The Egyptian National Action Group added that “Respecting people’s intellectual and ideological choices and calling for peaceful coexistence should be the path adopted by real leaders, not those who want to employ a hostile tone for achievement of narrow political interests that have a disastrous impact on societies and peoples.”
Sunna Scholars Association Statement
In the same context the Sunna Scholars Association has called upon Muslim people to demonstrate next Friday in Protest against Macron’s abuses.
The association called on governments of Muslim countries to declare rejection of such acts and to demand holding perpetrators accountable.
The association also called on Muslim peoples to organize marches and demonstrations next Friday in rejection of these offenses against Islam, Muslims and the Prophet Mohammad.
The Sunna Scholars Association called on all Muslims to boycott French products, and to continue this boycott until the hateful Macron reverses his abuses and humiliation of Messenger Mohammed, may God bless him and grant him peace.
The association also called on all Muslims to show their objection and wrath through posts on social networking sites and other media means to show everyone how far the Muslim peoples’ anger may be towards “these irresponsible actions of a foolish president who is not aware of what he is doing”.
The Sunna Scholars Association finally called on all jurists to file lawsuits against Macron for contempt of religions, advocacy of hatred and posing threats to social peace, which ultimately leads to encouraging terrorism and wasting the values of freedom and democracy.
Oman Mufti supports boycott of French products
The Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamad Al-Khalili, on Monday declared his full support for the boycott of French products following French President Emmanuel Macron’s offensive comments about Islam and its Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Sheikh Al-Khalili called on the Muslim nation to withdraw its investments from economic institutions run by “arrogant aggressors” and to work towards building fully independent global economies.
He also called on Muslim experts to return to their homelands and to create a suitable climate for them to work and produce.
Earlier this month, the Mufti of Oman slammed the French president for claiming that Islam is going through a “crisis” all over the world.
Macron has recently caused controversy by supporting the publication of cartoons which insult Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and by linking Islam to terrorism.
Arab trade groups boycott French products over insults
Several Arab trade groups have announced their boycott of French products in response to incitements against the Islamic religion and insulting statements against Prophet Mohammad
Several Arab trade groups have announced their boycott of French products in response to incitements against the Islamic religion and insulting statements against Prophet Muhammad, Anadolu reports.
Arab activists also launched several social media campaigns for the boycott of all French products, using several hashtags as (#boycottfrance #boycott_French_products #ProphetMuhammad).
In Kuwait, the Alnaeem Cooperative Society, a large series of supermarkets in the Gulf state, said it will remove all French products from the shelves in protest of the French insulting statements against Islam and the prophet.
A similar move was taken by several trade groups such as the Suburb Afternoon Association, Eqaila Cooperative Society and Saad Al Abdallah City Cooperative Society. The three groups published photos showing French products being removed from their shelves.
In Qatar, Alwajba Dairy Company and Almeera Consumer Goods Company said they will boycott the French products and will provide other alternatives.
Qatar University also joined the boycott campaign, announcing that it decided to postpone the French Cultural Week in protest of the anti-Islam insults.
“Any denigration or violation of the Islamic beliefs, sanctities and symbols are absolutely rejected,” the university said in a statement. “These insults harm the universal human values and the high ethical principles of all societies,” it added on Twitter.
In recent weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of “separatism”. He described Islam as a “a religion in crisis all over the world”.
This coincided with a provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic caricatures, which have drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world.
The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests.