Starbucks is under fire from Muslim groups in Indonesia and Malaysia protesting against the international coffee chain’s support of pro-gay rights, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Over the past year, Indonesia’s LGBT community has faced a backlash from Islamic groups after extensive local media coverage of the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States.
Indonesian Islamic group Muhammadiyah decried the Seattle-based coffee chain in the nation with the world’s biggest Muslim population.
In Malaysia, the Muslim group Perkasa urged its members to boycott Starbucks this week.
“They are promoting something that is against human instinct, against human behavior and against religion,” Perkasa’s Islamic affairs bureau chief Amini Amir Abdullah told Reuters in an interview.
The call for boycott comes following a report showing a 2013 comment made by Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz supporting gay marriage.