His words are shocking for a politician who was still prime minister of a country of 32 million people until last March. Mahathir Mohamad, 95 years old and several times at the head of the Malaysian government, launched this Thursday on Twitter but also on his blog in a controversial analysis of the attack on Professor Samuel Paty.
Several of his tweets justifying the murders of French people because of his history triggered strong reactions from shocked Internet users and reports to the Pharos platform.
The Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, reacted to him and asked the social network to suspend the Malaysian leader’s account.
In 13 posts in English, Mahathir Mohamad first assures that the assassination of the teacher after a course on freedom of expression is not “an act that I could approve as a Muslim”.
He goes on to analyze the situation in Malaysia, including the influence of Western values on society. By citing the way women dress in the West, the discourse hardens. “The West should not try to force this on other civilizations. By doing this, he would take away their freedom. “
He justifies terrorist attacks
Then the former leader of the single party violently attacks Emmanuel Macron and his support for the cartoons of Mohammed in the name of freedom of expression. “Macron does not show that he is civilized. He is very primitive when he blames the Muslim religion and Muslims for the murder of an insulting teacher. “
The remarks therefore switch to another dimension. “The French throughout their history have killed millions of people. Many of them were Muslims. “Muslims have the right to be angry and to kill millions of French people for the massacres committed in the past”, he assures us.
It is this passage that catalyzed the reactions on the social network and the reports. Twitter ended up deleting this tweet or at least hiding it late in the afternoon. Especially since this politician had already made himself known for anti-Semitic remarks.
He continues his reasoning: “But the Muslims did not apply the law of Talion. an eye for an eye. They don’t. The French shouldn’t do it either. Rather, they should teach their people to respect the sensibilities of others. “
He ends up justifying violent acts. “As you blame all Muslims and this religion for the act of one angry person, Muslims have a right to punish the French. He then refers to the boycott of French products around the world which “cannot compensate for the malicious acts committed by the French during all these years”.
The algorithms of the social network have obviously not filtered these words of call to hatred and violence.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr