Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack


    A Saudi Arabian youth group is apologizing after after posting an image on Twitter appearing to present an Air Canada airplane heading towards the CN Tower in a manner that’s harking back to the 9/11 assaults within the U.S.

    “Because the Arabic saying goes: ‘He who interferes with what would not concern him finds what would not please him,'” reads a caption superimposed over the image. The infographic additionally accuses Canada of “sticking one’s nostril the place it would not belong.”

    It was posted on the Twitter account of Infographic KSA which, in accordance its web site, is a Saudi youth group made up of volunteers curious about know-how.

    The transfer follows the outbreak of a public spat between the governments of Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over human rights.

    Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to depart the nation and recalled its personal ambassador on Sunday after International Affairs Canada despatched a tweet expressing “grave concern” over the latest arrests of civil society and girls’s rights activists and calling for their “fast launch.”

    Saudi Arabia’s International Ministry responded on Twitter saying “KSA via its historical past has not and won’t settle for any type of interfering within the inside affairs of the Kingdom.” Saudi Arabia additionally introduced Sunday it will be suspending all new commerce and funding transactions with Canada.

    Infographic KSA has since deleted the tweet and posted an apology.

    “The plane was supposed to symbolize the return of the ambassador,” learn the tweet. “We understand this was not clear and every other which means was unintentional.”

    The image was later reposted with out the airplane.



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