Kuala Lumpur: The US-based Counter Extremism Project (CEP) has released a list of top “20 most dangerous leaders” in the world. CEP has put former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s name in the list, whose extremist ideologies are direct threat to the world and international peace.
CEP claims in its report that they put Mahathir’s name in the list after he made a controversial remark against Nice attack in France, in which he had said; Muslims have a right to be angry and kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”
Why Mahathir is an extremist leader list?
CEP puts Malaysia’s 95-year-old leader’s name on the 14th ranked. CEP highlighted the few points and mentioned why Dr M is among the most dangerous leaders in the world.
The report mentions; 1- A controversial figure, Mahathir often criticised the West, LGBT people, and Jewish people.
2- In 2019, Mahathir said that extremism would spread across Southeast Asia as governments fail to stem the tide of militants flocking to the region.
3. In October 2020, he came under fire for comments he made regarding a terrorist attack in Nice, France, claiming “Muslims have a right to be angry and kill millions of French people for the massacres of the past.”
Here’s the full list
- Hassan Nasrallah- SecretaryGeneral of Hezbollah
- Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla Current ISIS caliph
- Ismail Haniyeh Hamas political chief
- Beate Zchäpe Member of the National Socialist Underground organization
- Yusuf al-Qaradawi Islamist theologian and unofficial chief ideologue of the Muslim Brotherhood
- Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev Founder of the Russian Imperial Movement
- Ashin Wirathu Communal Leader of the anti-Muslim Movement in Myanmar
- Jehad Serwan Mostafa Highest-ranking U.S. citizen fighting oversees with al-Shabaab
- Martin Sellner Leader of Generation Identity’s Austrian chapter, leader of Defend Europe
- Ahmad al-Hamidawi Secretary-General of Kata’ib Hezbollah
- Adel Abdel Bary Al-Qaeda spokesman
- Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah Leader of Al-Shabaab
- Anjem Choudary British Islamist cleric
- Mahathir Mohamad Former Malaysian prime minister
- Mullah Fateh Krekar Iraqi-Kurdish jihadist preacher
- Rinaldo Nazzaro Russia-based leader of The Base white supremacist network
- Simon Lindberg Leader of the Nordic Resistance Movement in Sweden
- Samantha Lewthwaite Alleged member of al-Shabaab and former wife of 7/7 London terrorist
- Tooba Gondal ISIS member and jihadi-bride fixer
- David Myatt Former neo-Nazi and the founder of Order of Nine Angles