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United Arab Emirates at UN urges global action against groups sowing terror in name of Islam

Denounced terrorist groups in the region

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27 September 2014 - Addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan denounced terrorist groups in the region who falsely wave the banner of Islam and called for concerted international action to defeat them.

"The acts of these terrorist organizations, which include indiscriminate killings, mass executions, kidnappings and intimidation of innocent women and children, are criminal acts, which are strongly condemned by the UAE," he said on the fourth day of the Assembly"s 69th annual high-level meeting.

"The UAE also denounces the brutal methods used by such groups in the name of Islam, as Islam rejects such crimes, which are inconsistent with the moderate approach of Islam and the principles of peaceful coexistence among all people.

"With the increased incidence of terrorism and extremism in our region, most notably perpetrated by ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), the international community must be aware that the threats posed by these terrorist and extremist groups are expanding beyond our region to threaten the rest of the civilized world...

"The UAE, therefore, calls upon the international community and Member States to cooperate in combating these terrorist groups and to take comprehensive measures to fight them through a clear, unified strategy."

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