Former Malaysian Prime Minister by the name of Mahathir Mohamad sparked massive outrage with a controversial statement. Mahathir Mohamad stated that Muslims have all the right to be annoyed and to murder millions of people of French origin for the massacres of the past.
Talking about the calls for Muslims to boycott French products in reply to comments on Islam made by French President Emmanuel Macron, the 95-year old stated that the French killed millions of people in their history and the majority of whom were Muslims.
Former Malaysian PM attached a series of tweets and echoed about the beheading of the teacher in France. He said: “The killing is not an act that as a Muslim I would approve. 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.”
Launching a scathing attack at the French Prime Minister for his remarks in the wake of beheading of the teacher, Mohamad added “Macron 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.”
Mohammad further went on to slam the French for its history and added that: “Irrespective of the religion professed, angry people kill. The French in the course of their history has killed millions of people. Many were Muslims,” adding that “Muslims have a right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”
The former Malaysian PM further claimed that: “by and large the Muslims have not applied the ‘eye for an eye’ law.”
“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,” Muhammad concluded.