Pakistanis pushing for a boycott of US goods
Pakistani protesters urge boycotting US goods over anti-Islam film
Tue Oct 9, 2012 9:45AM GMT
Pakistani protesters have called for boycotting goods produced in the United States in protest at an anti-Islam US film insulting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Press TV reports.
The protesters, mainly Shia scholars and students, made the demand during a rally in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday.
The demonstrators stressed that it is necessary for all Muslims to ban American companies by stopping using their products.
“All of us need to boycott usage of all products made and manufactured by American companies, this way of anger on anti-Islam move will have its affects in form of economic loss to the Americans,” Raja Nasir Abbas Jaffery, the leader of Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen Pakistan told Press TV.
The demonstration was the second consecutive day of the Shias’ protest against the US film in the city.
They say both Israel and the US are working on assigned programs to penetrate into their society and make them move away from their religious beliefs.
The protests against the movie intensified in the Muslim and non-Muslim countries after French weekly Charlie Hebdo on September 19 published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in yet another proof of the West’s Islamophobia campaign.
Demonstrations against the movie have been held across the world, with protesters in some countries marching on the US embassies and torching US flags.
Protesters demand that Washington apologize to the Muslim world over the film. They also call for the punishment of those behind the film.
The anti-Islam movie is said to have been made with the help of Zionist Jews donations totaling USD 5 million.