Saturday, February 18, 2006
Muslim Boycotts of Danish Products Costly
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Consumer boycotts of Danish goods in Muslim countries in protest of the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad are costing Denmark's companies millions, and have raised fears of irreparable damage to trade ties.
"The Danish government has nothing to do with it and has been very correct that they have nothing to say about what newspapers publish, and we should not let these religious fanatics try to make them," said Tijl Vercaemer, an engineering student in Ghent, Belgium. He started his supportdenmark.com Web site after watching Palestinian gunmen briefly take over an EU office in Gaza on Jan. 30 in anger over the drawings.
Vercaemer said he has received thousands of e-mails in response to his site — one of many that have sprouted up in support of Denmark — including from Muslims expressing their solidarity.
You all know by now how I think that this boycott thing is so childish and further tarnishes the image of Muslims and Arabs. And this is why I have decided to join the "Buy Danish" campaign in order to express my disapproval of this childishness and stupidity.
Here is an excellent very clear list of Danish products you will find in any supermarket. Please concentrate on Arla Foods products. To the Americans reading this, please next time you shop at Wal Mart or 7 Eleven, make sure to buy Arla Foods products. I've been to the US and I've seen how you guys SHOP!