Sheikh Abdullah condemns ‘terrorist act’

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Foreign Minister, has condemned the 'terrorist act' that left three people, including the gunman, dead during a siege in Sydney on Monday.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Foreign Minister, has condemned the “terrorist act” that left three people, including the gunman, dead during a siege in Sydney on Monday.

“This ugly act strengthens our commitment to confront the phenomena of extremism and terrorism, which do not distinguish between religions and peoples and which represent a serious danger to all civilised nations and societies, without discrimination,” state news agency Wam reported.

“Such acts highlight the importance of all countries and nations standing together to join their efforts to confront such actions and to eradicate them.

“Our well-intentioned struggle against these vicious crimes requires that all of us co-operate together, firmly and wisely.

“The Government and people of the UAE stand by the friendly people of Australia and commend the Australian government for its efforts to confront extremism and terrorism. We value highly the noble principles upon which Australian society has been built.”

Sheikh Abdullah applauded Australians for reassuring their Muslim compatriots that they were not to blame “for the crimes of a single deranged individual”.

newsdesk@thenational.ae

Published: December 16, 2014 04:00 AM

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