King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia has died at the age of 90, after being in hospital suffering from pneumonia since December 2014. But since his death Twitter tributes are pouring in, but also a lot of hate tweets are popping up as well.
Abdullah came to power in 2005 and was the strength behind the U.S. ally and OPEC in the fight against al-Qaeda, he became king after his brother half-brother King Fahd died.
Crown Prince Salman is now the new King of Saudi Arabia.
Since King Abdullah died world leaders have paid tribute, the President of the United States Barack Obama paid respects to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah by writing an official letter. In one part of the official letter from the White House ‘Office of the Press Secretary’ it read, “At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his people and to greater engagement with the world.” Read the full letter over on the official White House Twitter account here.
British Prime Minister David Cameron paid respects by providing a Twitter message saying, “PM Statement on the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia”, which also has a link to the full statement – Screenshot of statement below.
Narendra Modi said, “In King Abdullah, we have lost an important voice who left a lasting impact on his country. I condole his demise.”
Vice President Biden paid respects on Twitter also saying he will lead a Presidential delegation to Saudi Arabia, this is where he will pay respects and condolences to King Abdullah’s family & nation.
Millions are paying tribute to Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz after his death, but there are a few tweets of hate as well. Here are a few tweets – #KingAbdullah