Abu Dhabi, April 11: That the UAE has remained an oasis of peace despite turmoil in many countries of the region is a clear indication that its anti-terror measures are effective, strong and on absolutely right track, a leading daily said on Monday.
"The UAE has taken a firm and principled stand against all forms and manifestations of terrorism, regardless of their motivation and justification, wherever, whenever and committed by whosoever," The Gulf Today said in an editorial.
"As Obaid Salem Saeed Al Za'abi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, rightly stressed at the Geneva Conference on Preventing Violent Extremism, the country has been in the forefront of states that adopted a comprehensive strategy to combat terrorism and extremism through three main dimensions: legislative, religious and cultural, and media and social work," the paper went on to say.
"The remarkable role played by Sawab Centre, a joint initiative by the UAE and US to fight Islamic State's extremist ideology online, also deserves special mention. The Sawab Centre effectively campaigns on its Twitter and Instagram pages that violent and radical actions by extremists bear no relation whatsoever to the real teachings of Islam and the practices of Muslims," it said.
"The world increasingly recognises the fact that global partnership is the best way to defeat violent extremism. A dynamic, multi-dimensional response from the international community is the best way to address the threat of violent extremism."
"In this, the UAE deserves special credit for its highly successful and co-ordinated efforts along with the global community in addressing the deadly menace of extremism," concluded the daily.