Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad has hit back at being named on Extremist List.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “I have been named among the top 20 most dangerous extremists on earth, by a United States’ based website.”
The former Malaysian premier went on saying, “The Counter Extremism Project website cites; “A controversial figure, Mahathir often criticized (sic) the West, LGBT people, and Jewish people”.
“It goes on to say; “Mahathir is not directly responsible for specific acts of violence. However, his controversial opinions have led to international condemnation as it was alleged Mahathir supported extremist violence against the West”.
Among my views which were cited was that against Macron’s views on Islam recently. Macron asserts that Islam promotes terrorism. This is totally wrong.
Islam forbids killing. The killing of a single person, whether Muslim or not is likened to the killing of all of humanity. The killing of a fellow Muslim will earn the killer permanent confinement in the worst of hell. If Muslims kill it is not due to the teachings of Islam.
The website regurgitates half of what I wrote and twisted it so as to imply that I advocate terrorism. I specifically stressed that Muslims are not revengeful.”