Saudi Arabia appeared to threaten Canada with a 9/11-style attack in a feud over human rights

Oct 25, 2017
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Saudi Arabia's state media on Monday tweeted a graphic appearing to show an Air Canada airliner heading toward the Toronto skyline in a way that recalled the September 11, 2001, terrorist hijackings of airliners that struck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.

The graphic warned of "Sticking one's nose where it doesn't belong!" and included the text, "As the Arabic saying goes: 'He who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him.'"

Last week, Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it was "gravely concerned" about a new wave of arrests in the kingdom targeting women's rights activists and urged their immediate release.


Saudi Arabian citizens comprised 15 of the 19 hijackers that crashed planes on September 11. The attacks' organizer, Osama Bin Laden, came from a prominent Saudi family and still has family there including a son who the Bin Ladens say is looking to avenge his father.

Saudi Arabia has already expelled Canada's ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa in response to the criticism.

The tweet came from @ Infographic_ksa , an account that had just hours before tweeted another infographic titled "Death to the dictator" featuring an image of the supreme leader of Iran, Saudi's main regional rival.

Saudi Arabia has long stood accused of funding radical Muslim Imams around the world and spreading a violent ideology called Wahabbism. Under the new leadership of young ruler Mohammad Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has undertaken a number of sweeping reforms looking to reduce the funding for and spread of radical ideology as well as elevate human rights.

But a surge of arrests apparently targeting prominent women's rights activists who previously campaigned to abolish the country's driving ban against women has caused international alarm and prompted the tweet from Canada.

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-appeared-to-threaten-canada-with-a-911-style-attack-2018-8?r=UK&IR=T
 

Tagyhag

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Update 2.0: Official apologies from the KSA Infographics team, says airplane was supposed to symbolize return of Saudi ambassador:
At least TRY to come up with a good excuse.

Saudi Arabia continues to play with fire while the rest of the world continues to become less reliant on oil, we'll see what happens soon enough.
 

Fridge Freezer

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Anything positive they wanted to get from making example of Canada just burned out in a single tweet. Its not difficult to get that this is a very threatening post that goes well beyond simple trade.

Hopefully Canadas allies call this out strongly. Unacceptable.
 

Shugga

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User Warned: Wishing harm and hardship on others. Please do not conflate civilians with their leadership.
A meteor could destroy this country and I wouldn't bat an eye.
I'm saying meteor to remain nice.
 
Feb 1, 2018
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The fact that the Saudi's got away with 9/11 and continue to be fake friends with the US, all because oil and weapons, is the crime of the fucking century.

3000+ innocent american lives and countless more Iraqi/Afghan lives lost as a result of the ensuing US invasions. Never forget.
 

Chairman Yang

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As a Canadian, I will gladly accept an economic hit to cut off ties with the genocidal Saudi Arabia. The country is a cancer infecting Islam and the world.
 
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their number 1 export is wahabi terrorism, so I hope authorities here in Canada are taking this threat seriously. We need to cut off all relations with that barbaric royal family.
 

pewpewtora

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Fuck these assholes. Thousands of people have died as a result of their human rights violations and no one bats an eye because of the oil money. Fuck that noise. Fuck the Saudi Royal Family.
 

gutter_trash

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FUCK SAUDI ARABIA!

they are the leading exporter of state sponsored terrorism.



IMO, Saudi Arabia is on the same level as North Korea as far as evil despotic dictatorships
 

mazi

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reminder that while almost all hijackers in 9/11 were from saudi arabia, and there has been no proof that iran had anything at all to do with the attacks (not like saudis who hate iranians would ask them to join or something), iran is called a terrorist nation by america while saudi arabia is an ally to the west, and there are now families of those who died on 9/11 who are seeking damages from iran's assets in other countries.

Update 2.0: Official apologies from the KSA Infographics team, says airplane was supposed to symbolize return of Saudi ambassador:
this is such an embarrassing excuse.
 
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MutFox

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Gross what they're doing to Yemen.
Hope no terrorist attacks happen in Canada.
 

X1 Two

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At least TRY to come up with a good excuse.

Saudi Arabia continues to play with fire while the rest of the world continues to become less reliant on oil, we'll see what happens soon enough.
Saudi-Arabia is why I can't wait for the infrastructure to make an electric car viable to be available.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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the astroturfing with saudi accounts responding to everything is hilarious. they're so much worse than the russians. same style as the saudi astrotruphing druming up support for Iranian intervention
 

sibarraz

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Wonder if some alt right personality is using that picture as an excuse to show that all muslims are terrorists.

Or is Saudi Arabia considered "one of the good ones"?
 

Luchashaq

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The world would be in a much better place if the invasion and atrocities of Iraq were instead perpetrated in Saudi Arabia (even better if none of the above, but do you expect American politicians not to slaughter people or something?).

FUCK SAUDI ARABIA!

they are the leading exporter of state sponsored terrorism.



IMO, Saudi Arabia is on the same level as North Korea as far as evil despotic dictatorships
They are much worse IMO since they perpetrate atrocities on outsiders as well as inside.
 

Extra Sauce

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no it's not stop using that dumb fucking excuse
I'm not excusing anything, merely referring to the playbook that is being used.

I think it is as bad as if they did not add "no what we actually meant was" but the fact that they did makes it troll-like behavior, which is something we are seeing more and more from the right on a global scale.
 

Ludovico

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Oof, that tweet....

I mean, at this point, it's at least good that we can drop pretense.
These massive, economic forces aren't going down with a silver bullet, but a constant, information-based war of attrition. Same with Trump - speak truth to power, point out the hypocrisy, and energize those that are currently complacent. Guess which country WASN'T listed on the Muslim ban?
 

Azuran

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FUCK Saudi Arabia. It's amazing how much they get away it because of money. Just another terrorist state.
 

nampad

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I am sure everyone is to busy to notice because they got to sell more weapons to the Saudis or do some oil business.
 

L.O.R.D

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https://twitter.com/media_ksa/status/1026543205108441091

https://twitter.com/media_ksa/status/1026547078984433664


BTW, the infographic saudi is not offical and does not belong to the saudi goverment
now the minstery of media has issued for the person who own that account to close it until further comment.

Based on a complaint filed to the ministery of Media about a post by @Infographic_ksa, the ministry has ordered the owner of the account to shut it down until investigations are completed, according to electronic broadcasting laws in KSA.

edit: the account now got deleted, lol
https://twitter.com/Infographic_ksa