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Danish exports have reduced by 16% as a result of a muslim boycott
« on: September 09, 2006, 05:10:12 AM »
Cartoons row hits Danish exports
Danish exports to Muslim countries have been hit hard by a row over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, officials in Denmark say.
A Muslim boycott of Danish goods led to a 15.5% drop in total exports between February and June. Trade to the Middle East fell by half, statistics show.

An industry chief said there was little doubt the cartoons row was to blame.

Publication of the cartoons in a Danish newspaper in September 2005 sparked mass protests among Muslims worldwide.

In January, Muslims in a number of countries were urged to show their anger with unofficial boycotts of Danish goods.

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National statistics show that exports to Denmark's main market in the Muslim world, Saudi Arabia, fell by 40% following the boycott, while those to Iran - its third largest market - fell by 47%.

Exports to Libya, Syria, Sudan and Yemen also suffered big falls.

The cost to Danish businesses was around 134 million euros ($170m), when compared with the same period last year, the statistics showed.

Food companies, particularly those selling dairy products, were among the worst affected.

"There is little doubt that this is a result of the caricatures crisis," Peter Thagesen, head consultant of Denmark's industry federation, Dansk Industri, was quoted by the Ritzau news agency as saying.

"This is serious for the affected businesses," he added.

Dansk Industri said it would still be some time before a complete picture emerged of how much the boycott had cost the country.


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/europe/5329642.stm

Published: 2006/09/09 07:38:03 GMT

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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Re: Danish exports have reduced by 16% as a result of a muslim boycott
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2006, 10:37:15 AM »
whoa shit, that would hit harder than burning a few embassies down!
 

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Re: Danish exports have reduced by 16% as a result of a muslim boycott
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2006, 11:59:25 PM »
whoa shit, that would hit harder than burning a few embassies down!

true, but whats more fun?
"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" was his response. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

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Re: Danish exports have reduced by 16% as a result of a muslim boycott
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2006, 12:28:29 AM »
I'm proud of muslims on this one for getting over their savage, lower evolved tendencies to want to rage and kill people. keep up the good work guys, you are that much closer now to accomplishing the American dream!