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Anger and denunciation after Emirati media expert tweets offended Al-Bashir

December 29, 2017 at 3:57 am

President of Sudan Omar Al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan on 24 December, 2017 [Binnur Ege Gürün/Anadolu Agency]

Tweets published by an Emirati media expert, which included racist statements against Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, sparked anger and resentment among many social media websites’ users.

The comments of the sports media expert Mohammed Najib came as a response to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Sudan on previous Sunday and Monday.

The Emirati media expert said in one of his tweets: “A word for all our leaders and whoever trusted Al-Bashir, never buy a slave unless you purchase a stick with him, for slaves are filthy and crabby. God bless Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi.”

In another tweet, he said: “let them come to Saudi Arabia. Its borders will witness the massacre of Turks, and its land will be their graveyard.”

Referring to Erdogan’s meeting with Al-Bashir, Najib claimed: “The shepherd of homosexuals has met with the wicked servant.”

Social media activists launched a strong campaign against Mohammed Najib, who quickly deleted the two tweets, saying that his account was hacked.

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Social media website users ruled out the hacking of Mohammed Najib’s account, saying that no one justified or defended his Tweets, even Emiratis themselves.

Tweeters explained that the public prosecution had forced Najib to delete his controversial tweets.

Al-Badri said “for the second time, believe me, we, Sudanese people, are good-natured and we do not want to respond to an insult with another. Even if the offensive tweets are wiped out, we will never forget your racist talk about Sudan.”

Mohammed Ali asserted: “Only God knows intentions. Whether you meant to say that or not, I want to tell you that even prophets were insulted. However, we are not prophets. We are rather the descendants of Kush, Piye and Sultan Ali Dinar. We were kings and we were not the slaves of any one. Read our history. Thank you, those who appreciate and respect us. Good people know each other and may God forgive those who insulted us.”

Abu Bakr Shatitah went on: “May God not forgive him. O Awad Haj! God endowed us as Sudanese with such good hearts that we thank God for. However, I do not believe that we should forgive the one who assaulted us and tried to undermine our dignity… We will not allow you to forgive this foolish. We love all the peoples of the world… We do not treat each country differently.”

Earlier, the UAE Attorney General ordered to arrest Shatitah expert for publishing offensive tweets about Al-Bashir.