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Francois Hollande is surrounded by Heads of state (from left) Benjamin Netanyahu, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Angela Merkel, Donald Tusk and Mahmoud Abbas as they attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. —Francois Hollande is surrounded by Heads of state (from left) Benjamin Netanyahu, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Angela Merkel, Donald Tusk and Mahmoud Abbas as they attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. —KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 — The worldwide rally in solidarity with France over the Charlie Hebdo slayings was “nauseating“, Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin said today in yet tweet another against the French satirical weekly.

“I condemn again the Charlie Hebdo murders but the unity march was nauseating,“ he said on Twitter using his @Khairykj account.

About a hundred thousand people rallied worldwide in solidarity with France yesterday, with marchers across Europe and the Middle East chanting “Je suis Charlie” and holding pens in the air, following the attacks that killed 17 people, most at the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

People of diverse faiths including Christians, Muslims and Jews made up nearly four million people who took to the streets in unity marches across France alone.

The Malaysian youth and sports minister's remark drew mixed responses from Twitter users.

“@Khairykj i find you nauseating. i vomited in my mouth, in your honour,“ said one Twitter user @eshxy.

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  • Hundreds of thousands of French citizens take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by head of states including Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (right) as they attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (centre) leaves with politicians from the Elysee Palace to take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • French journalists holding up their Press card take part in a hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A general view shows hundreds of thousands of French citizens taking part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • Journalists carry pens as they participate in a silent protest against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims the Paris attacks, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • Members of the Muslim community walk behind a banner that reads, ‘Islam = Peace’ during a rally outside Madrid's Atocha train station, January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A woman wearing a French national flag holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the shootings in Paris, in Liverpool, northern England January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • People attend a demonstration for peace and respect in Stockholm January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A girl holds a sign during a rally by members of the Muslim community of Madrid outside Madrid's Atocha train station, January 11, 2015, in solidarity with the victims of the Paris attacks. ― Reuters pic

  • Citizens on their balcony attend the Hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A policeman uses binoculars as he secures the hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A woman wears a cartoon painting on the face during a silent protest at the Pariser Platz square in Berlin January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A woman holds a placard which reads, ‘I am Charlie’ as hundreds of thousands of French citizens take part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 11, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt arrive with heads of state to attend the solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. ― Reuters pic

  • A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a Hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • French citizens will be joined by dozens of foreign leaders, among them Arab and Muslim representatives, in a march as an unprecedented tribute to this week's victims following the shootings at the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic




  • A woman lights a candle as she takes part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • A general view shows hundreds of thousands of French citizens taking part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • French columnist for Charlie Hebdo Patrick Pelloux and cartoonist Luz take part with family members and relatives of the seventeen victims in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • A giant figure depicting Marianne, the symbol of France, is surrounded by hundreds of thousands of French citizens taking part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he arrives at a synagogue to attend a ceremony to the victims of a hostage taking at a kosher supermarket after he attended the solidarity march in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • People hold up signs during a tribute to the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the offices of the satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • French children participate in a demonstration to show solidarity with the Unity March in Paris and for the 17 victims of the shootings at satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • French citizen Saida cries next to her friends as they hold up pencils in a demonstration to show solidarity with the Unity March in Paris, and for the 17 victims of the shootings at satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and hostage stand-off, January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • People march as they carry a surfboard reading, 'I am Charlie' during a protest against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims of the shootings by gunmen at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, in Rio de Janeiro January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

  • Citizens carrying a giant cardboard pencil reading 'Not Afraid' take part in a Hundreds of thousands of French citizens solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris January 12, 2015. — Reuters pic

Another user, William Calvin asked Khairy in jest as why he felt the rally was nauseating.

“Oh right. I forgot. Your party is racist,“ Calvin said.

A number of them agreed with the Umno minister — saying that there should be unity marches against Israel's on-going persecution against the Palestinian people.

Last week, Khairy had mocked the need to protect “racist, xenophobic, bigoted” satire such as contained in the French satirical weekly.

“What happened in Paris, the murders, this of course is not Islam,” he had said.

Three suspected Islamists descended on the office of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo on January 7 and gunned down 12 people including the magazine’s staff and police officers over its provocative depictions of Prophet Muhammad.

Altogether 17 victims have died along with the three hostage-takers since last Wednesday.  

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