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Muslims have 'right to punish' French, says Malaysia's Mahathir

 

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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reacts during a news conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/Files

 

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's former premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Thursday Muslims have a right to "kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past" but he did not approve of the killing of a French teacher over his use of cartoons of the Prophet.

 

In a blog post Mahathir, 95, a respected leader in the Muslim world, said he believed in freedom of expression but that it should not be used to insult others.

 

"Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past. But by and large the Muslims have not applied the 'eye for an eye' law. Muslims don't. The French shouldn't," Mahathir said in a blog post, which he also posted on Twitter.

 

"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," he said.

 

Twitter said the message violated its rules and it had removed the tweet.

 

Several Muslim-majority countries have denounced remarks by French officials, including President Emmanuel Macron, defending the use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a French school classroom. The caricatures are seen as blasphemous by Muslims.

 

The dispute flared after a French teacher who showed his pupils satirical cartoons of the Prophet during a civics lesson was later beheaded in the street by an attacker of Chechen origin.

 

French officials said the killing was an attack on the core French value of freedom of expression and defended the right to publish the cartoons. Macron has also said he would redouble efforts to stop conservative Islamic beliefs subverting French values.

 

(Reporting by A. Ananthalakshmi; Editing by Jon Boyle and Toby Chopra)

 

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Might not be too safe to be a white person in Malaysia, French or not. This guy just said it is open season on them. How many British still think it's better to retire to Malaysia than Thailand?

Mahathir is a deluded idiot if he thinks this.

What about all the other attacks?   Civil war coming - European countries need to reclaim their countries back    

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Might not be too safe to be a white person in Malaysia, French or not. This guy just said it is open season on them. How many British still think it's better to retire to Malaysia than Thailand?

Its fine here

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28 minutes ago, John Drake said:

THE secret to living a long, happy life is to be nasty, unintelligent or a combination of the two, research has found. Studies have shown that expending energy on a high-functioning brain or exercising a social conscience can take as much as 20 years off a lifespan. By contrast, those who rarely engage their cerebral cortex and are unfailingly hateful to their fellow man frequently live into their 90s or beyond.

Works for crocodiles!

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