From Kyodo News: “Malaysia calls for end to Israel ‘dictating to the world'”
(Kyodo) – Israel should not be allowed to dictate to the world or Islamic countries would be driven to consider supplying arms to Hezbollah to fight the Jewish state, Malaysia’s foreign minister warned Tuesday.
Syed Hamid Albar said he is “unhappy” with the U.N. Security Council draft resolution to end fighting in Lebanon that has entered its fourth week.
There have been calls for Muslim countries to act, including supplying arms to Hezbollah.
The latest one to make that call is former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
“If Israel is receiving weapons aid from the U.S., the OIC should therefore give arms to Hezbollah,” he was quoted as saying by the daily Utusan Malaysia in its Tuesday edition.
The OIC is the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the world’s largest Muslim bloc, which is currently chaired by Malaysia.
Syed Hamid said sentiments as expressed by Mahathir should be heeded as a warning the Muslim world is clearly frustrated.
In other words, don’t make us angry. You won’t like us when we’re angry.