David Cameron said he was “deeply saddned” by the Saudi king's death yesterday, and Obama boasted of his “friendship” with him. But Louise Mensch pointed out that his rule oversaw some horrific human rights abuses in a social media tirade.
The former Conservative MP for Corby tweeted “F**K YOU” in reply to a tweet that quoted the Prime Minister's sorrow at the king's death.
The #Freethe4 hashtag used by Mensch refers to the allegations that King Abdullah's four daughters have been detained.
It is so unacceptable to offer deep condolences for a man who flogged women, didn't let them drive, saw guardian laws passed, & STARVES THEMLouise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 23, 2015
Tweeting furiously all day Friday, Mensch expressed her frustration about the outpouring of grief by public officials in the face of Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
JESUS CHRIST. IS ONE UK MP GOING TO SAY ONE WORD ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE. #FREETHE4Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 23, 2015
Mensch also took umbrage to the controversial decision to fly the flag outside Westminster Abbey at half mast in mourning for the king, who, among other things, oversaw a regime which banned women from driving and carried out public beheadings.
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