Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

Mahathir is always right – his comments about Macron need context. But so does France’s relationship with Islam

  • The French president’s statement that ‘Islam is in crisis’ reflects the country’s failure to address the challenges of immigration and colonial memory
  • Likewise, Mahathir was trying to rattle Macron, as well as other Muslim leaders – but he has also revealed his reliance on old political, religious and gender paradigms

Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
Malaysia’s former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Reuters
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