Twitter removes Ex-Malaysian PM's tweet on Nice attack

Twitter removes Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad's tweet on Nice attack

On Thursday, a knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two others

Social media platform Twitter on Friday removed a tweet by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for glorifying the attack on Nice in France. Credit: Reuters

Social media platform Twitter on Friday removed a tweet by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for glorifying the attack on Nice in France.

Mahathir allegedly lashed out at the French Government in a series of tweets after French PM Macron criticised the the knife attack and beheading a woman and killing of two others.

Twitter deleted only one of the tweets in the series.

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"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" the last tweet by Mahathir on this issue read.
 

On Thursday, a knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city before being shot and taken away by police.

The church killings come after the October 16 beheading in a Paris suburb of history teacher Samuel Paty by an extremist after Paty showed pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a free speech lesson.

Macron defended the cartoons and the right to mock religion, sparking widespread anger against France in the Islamic world and several campaigns in Muslim-majority countries to boycott French products.