Malaysia’s former PM, Mahathir Mohamad: “Muslims have a right to kill millions of French”

Malaysia’s former PM Mahathir Mohamad claimed that Muslims ‘have a right to kill millions of French people’.

  • His outburst came after today’s ‘terrorist attack’ in Nice, France.
  • He explained that freedom of expression and speech should not include ‘insulting other people’.
  • The tweet in which he says “Muslims have the right to kill millions of French people” has been removed from Twitter for violating its policies.
Malaysia’s former PM Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad’s comments come after the ‘terrorist attack’ in Nice, France.

Although Malaysia’s former PM did not make a direct reference to the attack, his outburst came after today’s tragic events. In a Twitter thread published shortly after the attacks, he criticized the French President Emmanuel Macron and addressed France’s ‘history of massacres’. More importantly, Metro reported that Mahathir has caused worldwide shock and outrage as people all over the Internet began accusing ‘the ex-world leader of ‘inciting mass killing’ to his 1.3 million followers’. These accusations come after he published the following tweet:

The above tweet has since been deleted from Twitter for violating the website’s rules.

This tweet is part of a large Twitter thread in which Mahathir explains what has happened in France and what his views are. In the tweets, he wrote that he does not approve of the beheading of the French teacher and that he does believe in freedom of expression. Nevertheless, the former PM also wrote: “But while I believe in the freedom of expression, I do not think it includes insulting other people. You cannot go up to a man and curse him simply because you believe in freedom of speech.”

Mahathir went on to criticize and insult President Macron’s leadership:

He concluded the thread with a tweet that echoed the one removed by Twitter as he wrote “Muslims have a right to punish the French”.

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