Sunday, December 16, 2012

The West is impressed with UAE repression

From Basim:  "The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday (December 14th) opened the International Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism in Abu Dhabi, Emarat al-Youm reported Saturday. The fact the UAE is hosting this centre embodies the principle of tolerance – which is contrary to violent extremism – that the country is embracing, the newspaper quoted Al Nahyan as saying in his speech at the inauguration ceremony."

“We have to continue working together to defeat extremist ideology, blunt the spread of radicalization, and slow the flow of recruits to terrorist networks. The UAE took an important step when it announced it would host the first-ever international center developed to combat extremism and develop those best practices that will do so.”Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton