efe-epaBangkok Desk

Twitter has deleted a tweet by former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad in which he said that Muslims "had the right to kill millions of French people," as it "glorified violence."

In a string of extraordinary posts that came hours after a terror attack in Nice in which three people were killed, 95-year-old Mahathir began Thursday night by defending the teachings of Islam and cultural and religious differences with respect to Western nations. EFE-EPA