Qatari supermarket chain Al Meera has started taking French products off its shelves after it announced on Friday that it would withdraw them in line with a boycott call being made by the Arab world on social media.
Hashtags on boycotting French products have gone viral in the Arab world, as social media users condemned the "anti-Islam" attitude in the European country following the killing a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
Some offensive statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron against Islam and Muslims, and his support for the re-publication of the caricature during the memorial service for the murdered teacher, Samuel Bate, has also drawn sharp criticism in the Arab world.
In a tweet on Friday, Al Meera had said, “Dear customers, we thank you for your good comments, which are always a beacon of light that shines our way towards excellence. Therefore, we immediately started withdrawing French products from all our branches until further notice. We affirm that we, as a national company, work according to a vision consistent with our true religion, our established customs and traditions, and in a way that serves our country and our faith and meets the aspirations of our customers."