Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Danish Products Boycott

Okay I believe everyone has heared of this issue..here in this post, I declare my support to the Danish products boycott. We can feel that it has an impact..a huge one..

The pictures above were taken from supermarkets in jeddah..they have removed all Danish products from their shelves..


  • Ahmed,

    I wonder how come I haven't come across your blog earlier :^)

    I liked your comment... However, now I read it once again and I was surprised that I have missed the part where you said:

    "we as muslims have expressed our anger and dissagreement to these drawings in a modern and peacful way.."

    Kindly allow me to disagree:

    "Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up," protesters in Ramallah chanted.

    In mosques throughout Palestinian cities, clerics condemned the cartoons. An imam at the Omari Mosque in Gaza City told 9,000 worshippers that those behind the drawings should have their heads cut off.

    "Hands that reach Islam must be broken," chanted a group of extremists outside the Merkez Mosque in Istanbul.

    About 800 people protested in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, chanting "Death to Denmark" and "Death to France."

    Fundamentalist Muslims protested outside the Danish Embassy in Malaysia, chanting "Long live Islam, destroy our enemies."

    In the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a German citizen from a hotel restaurant and threatened to seize more foreigners.

    In Gaza, masked gunmen swarmed the European Union offices on Thursday to protest the cartoons, and there were threats to foreigners from European countries where the cartoons have been reprinted.

    On Friday, 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of the Jakarta building housing the Danish Embassy. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), they smashed lamps with bamboo sticks, threw chairs, lobbed rotten eggs and tomatoes and tore up a Danish flag.

    Jyllands-Posten has received two bomb threats in the past few days, despite having apologized for any hurt feelings about the drawings.

    The editor of a Norwegian magazine which reprinted the Danish cartoons said he had received 25 death threats and thousands of hate messages.

    Mona Omar Attia, Egypt's ambassador to Denmark, said after meeting Rasmussen she was satisfied with the position of the Danish government but regretted the prime minister had said he could not interfere with the press.

    LOL the last one really does it for me... If your countries' press is only allowed to publish what your government tells you to, well it's not the case everywhere else, thanks goodness.

    This is just my personal opinion, and a list of facts gathered here and there in the news.

    And I apologise for the long comment! Our conversation, at least, shows that it is indeed possible to hold talks without violence and abuse. I only hope the others will realise that offending other cultures and responding with violence and death threats is not a modern and civilised way to make your point.

    By Blogger Qatar Cat, at 12:31 PM  

  • Qatar Cat:

    Girl, that was a LONG comment:P thanks for stopping by!

    okay firstly we have to agree that all muslimes were emotionally hurt by this incident. now, i can anticipate all these violant acts by a number of (muslims). the reason is because they felt offended. do they have the right to be violant? the answer is no.

    this is a critical time for us as muslims..i see that instead of threatening, we should show the real Islam..we should show how our Prophet was in real..how he acted in such incidents..but again, we have to say that these cartoons were offensive and they never should be there in the first place.

    i think that this conflict will remain for a while..as i said, this is an emotional problem occured which as a result, needs a time to heal.

    "Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up," protesters in Ramallah chanted.

    on the above i have no comments!! bin laden is the one who brought all these hate to us..he is no muslim, he is not one of us..and i know that many of the non-muslims people realize that..

    thanks for accepting other opinions..and again, welcome to my blog :)

    By Blogger ahmed, at 2:49 PM  

  • Hehe well this time I do agree with everything! :^) There are so many ways people can express their disagreement... and definitely boycott is one of the more civilised ones, as long as it targets the offender in question. We are well known for boycotting whoever we don't like as well, so no prob there.

    One thought: just as you said that Bin Laden is not Muslim and one of "you" (although I daresay he and many others would disagree, those guys in Ramallah included - so once again this is your own opinion, not a universal one) so I can say that the Danish cartoonist is not one of "us", he is a "he", and we are we, and so why do you burn the whole country's flag for what they did? :p

    There, so now comment back, you!


    By Blogger Qatar Cat, at 4:08 PM  

  • well Ahmed..I'm not gonna Boycutt their products..the thing is that al tojar al 3arab or al s3oodeyeen homma al 5asraneen..not them..So,,Nope not me:)

    By Blogger Rimyoleta, at 4:08 PM  

  • qatar cat: i know that there are so many musilms who consider bin laden as their hero..again this is their personal opinion and i strongly disagree with them.

    yes, flags shouldn't be burned because we cant assume all the Danish nation has offended us..

    boycotting? that is the only thing i can do.. i cant go and fight the danish..i cant go and destroy that newspaper's office..im boycotting coz i feel that i was hurt..and offended..am expressing my anger in that way..at least these companies can push on their government to apologize or something..

    today i heared that the queen of Denmark has requested to show the opposition to Islam..and that is just :S

    Rimyoleta: baby its your choice not to boycott..and yes saudi partners will lose in addition to the danish..too bad..but what can we do? remain silent and pretending that nothing happened??

    By Blogger ahmed, at 4:35 PM  

  • Rimyoleta...

    Well said.

    By Blogger Qatar Cat, at 4:38 PM  

  • Hmm I don't really know what to say. All this over CARTOONS?? It's plain stupid, if you ask me. But of course this is just my opinion, and you are absolutely free to boycott anything and everything you like (and don't like). But it affects me personally that now I can't buy what I want even though I am not boycotting anything! This is not fair! GO Danish butter!


    By Blogger Qatar Cat, at 10:05 PM  

  • lool this drives us to an interesting fact..you are A BRAND LOYAL for sure :P

    hey i wanna ask..now u cant buy ur favourite butter right? so what are u gonna do about it? switch to other brands? or u HAVE to have ur Lorpac? :P

    By Blogger ahmed, at 10:07 PM  

  • Well I will go search for either Irish or Kiwi butter. But there is no way I would buy this Middle Eastern concoction which melts into water and yellow food colouring when it heats up!


    By Blogger Qatar Cat, at 9:07 AM  

  • cool :o)

    By Blogger ahmed, at 10:05 AM  

  • oye way to go dude!

    By Blogger Confessions of a Bohemian Barbie, at 7:57 AM  

  • Boycott Danish products! I think we are so much beyond this phase, don't we have better things to THINK about.....
    I'll buy more danish products on purpose, one thing I must mention,is that we must not refer everything to our religion, there is culture, tradition, and bounds to our history, which for sure may be more logical to defend...


    By Blogger Mystique, at 9:47 AM  

  • mystique;
    I wrote that post when the heat was on. yes I was emotionally hurt and I felt that i needed to do something.

    however, now i realise that these companies have nothing to do with this. even in Quraan, Allah said:"ولا تزر وازرة وزر أخرى" meaning, no one is blamed for others' actions.

    therefore, i said it many times, we shouldn't punish these innocent companies. No to the Danish boycott :)

    By Blogger ahmed, at 2:42 PM  

  • Excellent, love it! »

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:01 PM  

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