A tweet by Rupert Murdoch has sparked controversy in which he said that all Muslims need to take responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Paris recently.
The tweet read: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”
The Huffington Post reports:
The media mogul, who is a US citizen who was born in Australia, sparked outrage after tweeting that “maybe” most Muslims were peaceful, but the 1.4 billion followers of the religion should be held accountable for the attacks until they acknowledge the “jihadist cancer” in their faith.
Commenters lampooned what they saw as Murdoch’s sweeping generalistation, by apologising for his views on behalf of all white people, or joking that “all idiots in the idiot community” or “all Australians” should be held responsible the tweet.