06 July 2017

Another Muslim leader calls for a Starbucks boycott over its pro-LGBT stance

A Muslim group has called on people in Malaysia to boycott Starbucks over their pro-LGBT stance, days after a similar boycott was announced in Indonesia.

Perkasa, a Muslim group with around 700,000 members, called for the boycott until the company shifted its views in line with that of the rest of the country. They also called for the company to have its license revoked until the shift had taken place.

Speaking to Reuters, Amini Amir Abdullah, who heads Perkasa's Islamic affairs bureau, said: "Our objection is because they are promoting something that is against the human instinct, against human behaviour and against religion. That's why we are against it." [International Business Times] Read more