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Last updated: 7 November, 2012

Egyptians calling for a boycott of Islamist businessmen

Citizens of the northern Egyptian city of Al-Mahalla al-Kubra on Wednesday distributed leaflets, endorsed by a number of revolutionary movements, demanding a boycott of products produced by companies connected to Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi businessmen, reports Shorouk News.

The aim is to halt the progression of Islamic movements in the country, arguing that it will lead to the exclusion of other groups in Egyptian society.

The publication, entitled Boycott Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi products and save the revolution, asserted that continued consumption of these products would help influential Islamist businessmen to undermine the ideals of the revolution, writes Shorouk News.

People commented on the issue over social media, wondering exactly what products the campaign referred to, while others mocked the whole situation saying that people should instead protest against the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi himself.

Another Facebook user commented that the Egyptian nation ought to simply expel the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis. A few others said that the Brotherhood and Salafi groups are not producing any products but rather focusing on improving moral behavior, tabooing theft, homosexuality and other fundamental issues.

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