Twitter acted against a message from the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, on Thursday announcing, “Muslims have the right to anger and kill millions of French people over past massacres.”
The post violated Twitter’s policy of honoring violence, asking violators to delete tweets before they can retweet from the account.
Mohamad, who has more than 1.3 million followers, sent out hate messages as part of a long string detailing his thoughts on a recent murder. He started the series of tweets by writing “LET THOUGHT SOMEONE THOUGHTER” in all capital letters before explaining that “a teacher in France had his throat cut open by an 18-year-old Chechen boy. Angry killer by teacher shows a caricature of Prophet Muhammad. Teachers want to show the right to freedom of expression ”.
Mohamad said, “killing is not an act but as a Muslim I will accept”, but he does not think that insulting others should be included in the right to freedom of speech.
“You cannot go to a man and curse him just because you believe in freedom of speech,” he wrote.
“But regardless of the claimed religion, angry people kill. The French in the course of their history were [sic] killed millions of people. Many Muslims, ”Mohamad wrote before posting the tweet.
“Since you have blamed all Muslims and Muslim religions for what was done by an angry person, Muslims have the right to punish the French. The boycott cannot make up for the mistakes the French have committed over the years, ”he added after declaring that“ Muslims have the right to anger and kill millions of French people over the massacres. in the past “.
Meanwhile, Twitter will hide tweets that violate its policies until the person decides to remove the message.
An insider on Twitter told Fox News that Mohamad would be able to retweet after he deleted the message.
Meanwhile, Twitter has refused to unlock the New York Post’s accounts since October 14 unless the store deletes tweets about their reports of the son of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in 2020, Hunter Biden.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, attacked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a hearing with tech giants on Wednesday, accusing him and his social media platform of censoring the report. Negative reflection on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Who are you? “
Dorsey said The Post locked its account due to its policy regarding the hacked documents, because the stories were based on emails taken from Hunter Biden’s intentional laptop.
Twitter updated its policy, saying it will start labeling content that violates its rules instead of deleting it entirely, “unless it is shared directly by hackers or activists. with them. “
However, the tech giant announced it would not apply the return update rule to Posts, and the newspaper’s editors did not delete tweets.
It is not clear whether Mohamad plans to delete the tweet that left him hot with hot water.
Fox News ‘Ronn Blitzer and Fox Business’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.