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Saudi prince: I’d rather lose my neck than delete anti-UAE comments

The son of the late Saudi King Fahd Bin Abdulaziz, Abdulaziz Bin Fahd [Iran News/Facebook]

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Abdulaziz Bin Fahd, the son of the late King, has said he is willing to lose his neck rather than remove from Twitter disparaging remarks he made about the UAE government and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Zayed.

Bin Fahd’s voiced strong criticism of the UAE over the past few weeks. He not only called on Muslims around the world to “fight for Al-Aqsa” when Israel was violating the sacred mosque in July by installing measures that contravened Palestinian rights, he also published several tweets attacking the rulers in Qatar.

A few weeks ago he described the UAE’s Bin Zayed as “villainous” and “cowardly”. The tweet was a response to a picture designed by an Emirati citizen who included photographs of Saudi King Salman and Bin Zayed. Bin Fahd described the latter as a “deceiver” and said Bin Zayed had a “satanic black face”.

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Bin Fahd’s comments were at complete odds with the Saudi rulers who, with the support from the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, have imposed a blockade on Qatar. Some of his Twitter followers did not take to his comments about Bin Zayed kindly and requested he delete them.

However Bin Fahd refused to delete the comments saying: “I’d rather lose my neck than withdraw my comments unless it goes against God and his messenger (SAW).”

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