US Republican presidential candidate and business tycoon Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric is leading to his business taking a hit with the Dubai-based Lifestyle group deciding to withdraw Trump-branded products from its chain of home decor stores in the Middle East.
The Dubai-based Lifestyle group has 160 stores across the Middle Eastern countries such as Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Lifestyle also has taken off all Trump Home products from its online store, where a search on its website now shows a "404 page not found" message, according to Quartz.
"In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home decor range," Lifestyle chief executive Sachin Mundhwa said in a statement received by AFP on Wednesday.
The US Republican presidential candidate in recent months has made several inflammatory remarks against Muslims. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Trump demanded "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslim immigrants entering into US.
In response to his statement, Arabian Business, a prominent magazine of the Gulf region published an opinion-piece titled "Time for Gulf firms to review their links with the toxic Trump brand."
In UK, a major debate soon expected to take place in the British parliament, after a phenomenal public petition saw an overwhelming support for banning Donald J Trump from entry into the country.