Thursday, March 30, 2006

Support Denmark - boycott Danish goods!

Are you still showing solidarity with Denmark by buying Arla products? Well get up to speed will you, that’s so yesterday!

Arla has grovelled, stabbing in the back supporters of free expression in the process, and it's worked:
Islamic scholar Dr Yousuf Al Qaradawi has stated that curbs imposed on Danish firm Arla will be withdrawn...

Qaradawi made the announcement at an international Islamic conference being held in Bahrain. He praised Arla’s stand for stating that there was no need to publish such cartoons unnecessarily. Because of this stand, he said that curbs should be withdrawn and the company’s position would enable the opening of the avenues of dialogue for further such initiatives.

The company had announced its position in a 52-page insert in an Arabic-language magazine. Further, representatives of the firm also interacted with the Bahrain conference attendees and made their opposition to publication of such cartoons clear.
In response, Danish women’s rights activists have begun their own boycott of Arla (website in Danish).

So, the current state of play is this: support Denmark, but don’t buy Arla goods.

No beers will be hurt in this boycott.


(Hat tip the Big Pharoah)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Recusant said...

I have just emailed them to announce that I am doing just that

2:32 pm  
Anonymous max said...

Hear hear. and a bonus: The Mohammad fish!.

9:13 pm  

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