Social media users in some Arab Gulf countries are promoting a campaign calling for the expulsion of a Lebanese Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) activist from Kuwait.
The trend, #Expel_Naji_Hayek_From_Kuwait, started to gain traction after Twitter users pointed out that Naji Hayek, who is a doctor as well as an FPM political activist, was working at several hospitals in Kuwait.
This position stems from a tweet of Hayek’s which “transgresses the beliefs of the Sunnis,” according to some social media activists.
Hayek has scheduled visits to several Kuwaiti hospitals this month, which sparked the ongoing public outcry to have him expelled out of the country over his controversial remarks.
The campaign is, as of the time of writing, the top-trending hashtag on Twitter in Lebanon, with Lebanese users calling for Hayek to be kicked out of the Arab state.
“A Lebanese doctor who insults Muslims and calls them ‘ISIS’ is working at Al-Sayf Hospital. His deportation is a duty,” one user tweeted under the same hashtag, echoing many similar calls directed at the Kuwaiti authorities, including the country’s health ministry.
The campaign is similar to the one that targeted Lebanese composer Samir Sfeir earlier this year when he went to Saudi Arabia to be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVD-19).