BOYCOTT US PRODUCTS

The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia has given the call for boycott of US products. “We urge Muslim consumers internationally to unite so that we can teach a lesson to Israel and its allies,” an official with the Union, Ma’amor Osman, told reporters. “This is to object to the arrogance and cruelty of Israel and…

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The Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia has given the call for boycott of US products. “We urge Muslim consumers internationally to unite so that we can teach a lesson to Israel and its allies,” an official with the Union, Ma’amor Osman, told reporters. “This is to object to the arrogance and cruelty of Israel and its allies towards the Palestinians,” Osman added.

The boycott targets over 100 American brands, such as Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola and Starbucks.  So far, more than 2000 Malaysian restaurant owners have backed up the association’s call by refusing to sell the American soft drink with their meals. In Kuala Lumpur, thousands have held two days of continuous protests, shouting anti-Israel slogans and burning effigies of US President George W. Bush and Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has urged international sanctions against Israel, saying the world has a ‘moral duty’ to save the Palestinians. Former premier Mahathir Mohamad also called on Muslims worldwide to stop using the US dollar.