Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is attacking Twitter and Facebook for deleting inflammatory messages in which he asserted the right of Muslims to kill millions of French people.
“During their history, the French have killed millions of people. Many were Muslims. Muslims have the right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past, ”he wrote shortly after the attack which caused the death of three people in Nice, without making any reference to it.
The former head of the Malaysian government, aged 95, explained on Friday that his comments had been misinterpreted and taken out of context and that he especially wanted to emphasize that Muslims had never sought to avenge the injustices against them. had been made.
No response from Facebook and Twitter
Facebook and Twitter “should at least let me explain and defend my position,” he said. “On the one hand, they have defended those who show insulting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (..) in the name of freedom of expression,” he said. “On the other hand they deleted (my post saying) that Muslims had never sought revenge for the injustices committed against them in the past.”
Neither Facebook nor Twitter responded to these explanations from the ex-leader of Kuala Lumpur. He had already caused a scandal in the past with controversial statements about Jews and homosexuals. He was the Prime Minister of Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, until the fall of his government in February.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr