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'Muslims have the right to kill millions of French people', ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad shocks with his tweet Mahathir Mohamad
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'Muslims have the right to kill millions of French people', ex-Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad shocks with his tweet

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Oct 2020, 11:42 pm

Kuala Lumpur/Paris: Amid ongoing terror attacks in France by the Islamists, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad shocked the world when he almost justified the killings saying that Muslims "have the right to kill millions of French people" to avenge the past.

While France is reeling under the recent attacks, including the latest in Nice where three people were killed and several others were injured by a knife-wielding Islamist inside a church on Thursday, the most shocking reaction came from Mahathir when he posted a series of tweets justifying the attacks.

Holding that freedom of speech does not include 'insulting other people' the 95-year-old said. "Irrespective of the religion professed, angry people kill," said Mahathir.

'The French in the course of their history [have] killed millions of people. Many were Muslims.'

In a tweet that has since been removed for violating the microblogging site's rules, Mahathir had posted: 'Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.'

He attacked French President Emmanuel Macron for his recent remarks about Islam and said he "is not showing that he is civilised." "He is very primitive in blaming the religion of Islam and Muslims for the killing of the insulting school teacher. It is not in keeping with the teachings of Islam."

"Since you have blamed all Muslims and the Muslims’ religion for what was done by one angry person, the Muslims have a right to punish the French. The boycott cannot compensate the wrongs committed by the French all these years.

 

"But by and large the Muslims have not applied the “eye for an eye” law. Muslims don’t. The French shouldn’t. Instead the French should teach their people to respect other people’s feelings," he tweeted.

"Generally, the west no longer adhere to their own religion. They are Christians in name only. That is their right. But they must not show disrespect for the values of others, for the religion of others. It is a measure of the level of their civilisation to show this respect," he tweeted.

He even attacked the sartorial choice of the women in the West posting: "The dress code of European women at one time was severely restrictive. Apart from the face no part of the body was exposed. But over the years, more and more parts of the body are exposed.  Today a little string covers the most secret place, that’s all. In fact, many in the west are totally naked when on certain beaches."

After the recent incident of the beheading of a teacher for showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad, on Thursday three people were killed and several others were injured by a knife-wielding attacker inside a church in France's Nice.

According to reports, the incident took place at around 9 am inside the Notre-Dame basilica in the city centre. One among the victims was beheaded, reports added.

The attacker was shot and later rushed to a hospital by police.

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi told reporters that the attackers shouted 'Allahu Akbar' multiple times while he was being nabbed at the scene.

"We have two people killed inside the church … and a third person who was in a bar facing the church where she had taken refuge. Enough is enough … we have to remove this Islamo-fascism from our territory,” the Mayor said.

"Before it was a school professor, this time the Islamo-fascist barbarism chose to attack inside a church. Again, it is very symbolic," he added. 

The attack comes days after a history teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded for showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad during a discussion on free speech.