Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Five Muslim groups call for end of boycott against one Danish firm

Danish Dairy company Arla Foods is reporting an easing of the Muslim boycott against its products. Its products, not other products, according to this Arla press release.

The notorious Danish Muhammad cartoons of course inspired the boycott.

The Arab News reports that five Islamic groups have urged Muslims to end the boycott against Arla, but the it's apparently still on other Danish firms.

From that paper:

"We decided to exclude the products of Arla Foods since the company has not only condemned the sacrilegious caricatures but it had also supported our constructive action against the publication of these questionable cartoons," said Soliman Hamad Al-Buthi, spokesman from the Riyadh-based International Committee for the Support of the Final Prophet (ICSFP). "This action demonstrates that we are prepared to extend a hand of friendship with anyone who respects our religion."

No word on if Arla spoke up for the Danish companies still being boycotted.

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