Denmark: Arla threatens Jordanian importers

Arla Foods is threatening to break off cooperation with importers of Danish dairy products to Jordan if the importers don't follow Arla's instructions or speak on behalf of Arla, says Arla's spokesperson Astrid Gade Nielsen.

"If we can't trust each other, then we can't work together. They had received a sharp reprimand for abusing our logo. And if that continues, then we'll be forced to discontinue the cooperation," she told Ritzau.

When the latest boycott campaign against Danish products begun in April, Arla immediately came down on two Jordanian importing companies. The firms had publicly apologized for the Muhammed cartoons, also in newspaper advertisements.

By apologizing for the cartoons the companies aren't included in the renewed boycott of Danish products, which was seriously started Tuesday.

"We had rejected the cartoons, but we have never apologized. That is not our position," said Astrid Gade.

The leader of the Jordanian campaign against Denmark, Zakaria Sheik, says that a company can be taken off the boycott list if they condemn the attack against the prophet Muhammed.

Source: Berlingske (Danish)

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Anonymous said...

Let them drink camelpiss and eat sand...rom

John E. Smoke said...

Blackmail???

You could call it that. I prefer to call it balls-to-the-wall insanity. How can a cartoon attack someone who died 1,376 years ago?