The diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia which was sparked by the Canadian government voicing support for Raif and Samar Badawi, two sisters who have been imprisoned in the Islamic Kingdom for protesting for human rights for women, has escalated, the New York Post reports.
Tensions have escalated again after a Saudi government linked twitter account posted an ominous picture showing a plane flying towards the Toronto skyline with the tagline “He who interferes with what doesn’t concern him finds what doesn’t please him”, which is supposedly an Arabic proverb.
The Business Insider reports that bizarre threatening tweet was deleted shortly after multiple people pointed out the thinly veiled reference to the 9/11 terror attacks and that 15 of the 19 hijackers who carried out the atrocity were Saudi nationals.
In response Canada’s Prime Minister has reemphasised his country will stand up for human rights after the Saudi government expelled Canada’s ambassador now intends to transfer all citizens currently receiving medical treatment in the country elsewhere, CNBC reported.
Saudi Arabia has a legal system based on Islamic Sharia Law derived from the Qur’an and Sunnah has been harshly criticised for its treatment of women and minorities.
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