Starbucks’ open support of LGBTQ has made them to target of a Muslim boycott.
Indonesia and Malaysia based Islamic groups have called for all members to stay away from Starbucks. A few years back Starbucks CEO made pro LGBTQ comments that have now made the chain a world wide target for Islamic terror. As is becoming more and more evident through acts of terror radical Islamists do exist, they are not peaceful, and they will Gun down pro LGBTQ establishments such as the massacre that occurred in a Florida nightclub.
Muslim groups in Malaysia and Indonesia have called for a boycott of Starbucks because of the coffee chain’s support for LGBT rights.
Malaysian group Perkasa, which supports a hard-line form of Islam and nationalism, this week called on its more than 500,000 members to stay away from Starbucks coffee shops. This week and last, leaders of Indonesia’s second largest mainstream Muslim group, Muhammadiyah, with an estimated 29 million members, denounced the chain.
The groups were apparently reacting to comments made several years ago by former CEO Howard Schultz in support of gay rights that drew renewed attention amid an increasingly anti-LGBT climate in both of the predominantly Muslim countries.
Perkasa said in a statement that the Malaysian government should revoke the trading license given to Starbucks and other companies such as Microsoft and Apple that support LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.