Mahathir Blames Muslim Countries for Rising Islamophobia

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called the leaders of Muslim countries to task over negative views of Islam, asking them to come up with a concerted plan to address Islamophobia.

Speaking to state leaders including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Mahathir said “disreputable acts of terror” had caused fear of the religion to the point of creating phobia.

 

The question for discussion is: Is he right?

Article URL : https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-12-19/mahathir-takes-muslim-countries-to-task-over-rising-islamophobia

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