All Muslim countries are still far behind, none of them is developed because they lack technology inventions, said today Malaysia Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad.
He told the audience at the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 that not a single Muslim country is considered developed despite their immense wealth.
All of them are dependent on technologies created by non-Muslims, he added.
“They are all (Muslim countries) weak and incapable of protecting the Muslim ummah, even if it is their duty by their religion,” he said in his keynote address.
“If we care to honestly assess our situation, we must admit that we and our religion have become the subject of much vilification and defamation.”
Dr. Mahathir, therefore, urged all Muslim countries to create their own technologies to catch up with developed nations.
“If we do not start creating and developing our own technologies we will forever be playing catch-up with the rest of the developed nations.
“We have no choice but to start working on this,” he said at the Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 in Kuala Lumpur today.