Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s two-time former prime minister, has claimed Muslims have a right to “kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past” in a Twitter thread posted just hours after a Muslim man killed three people outside a church in Nice. …
Mahathir Mohamad is a Muslim
The 95-year-old former strong man said he did not approve of the beheading earlier this month of a French high school teacher, Samuel Paty, by an 18-year-old Chechen Muslim, who was angered because he had shown his class a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad, and that the killing was “not in keeping with the teachings of Islam”.
Always the excuse:
“But irrespective of the religion professed, angry people kill. The French in the course of their history has [sic] killed millions of people. Many were Muslims,” he wrote.
Then the straw man:
Dr Mahathir … slammed French President Emanuelle Macron as “primitive” for declaring in response to the murder of “the insulting schoolteacher” that Islam was a religion in crisis.
“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,” he wrote.
Bottom line: critics of Islam are killed, and that’s fine by him.