Paris: After the controversial tweet by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s tweet, Twitter on Thursday deleted the tweet for violating its rules banning the glorification of violence.
Mahathir Mohamad in a tweet said, ” Muslims have a right to be angry and kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”
His statement came after French President Emmanuel Macron criticised radical Islam after a school teacher, was beheaded by an 18-year old for showing cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in class.
Mahathir further said, ” 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.”
His statements sparked an outcry on social media with many users calling out the former Malaysian Prime Minister. Twitter first labelled the tweet with a disclaimer stating that the posting violated its rules but was being left up because it was in public interest. Later the tweet was deleted but left the remaining of the Twitter thread intact.