Muslims boycott shops over Israel support claim

14th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

Allegedly the supermarket boycott was launched by a small group of Muslim activists in the Netherlands.

AMSTERDAM -- This past weekend, a large number of Muslims in the Dutch immigrant communities received a mobile-phone text message calling for a boycott of Aldi and Lidl, two German-owned cut-price supermarket chains. The text messages claimed that the supermarkets were planning to donate a percentage of their profits to Israel. Both companies denied the rumour and no evidence to support the allegation has emerged.

Ibrahim Yerden, a cultural anthropologist who lectures at the University of Amsterdam, says the supermarket boycott was launched by a small group of Muslim activists in the Netherlands.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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