She stressed that murder is a crime that cannot be justified in any way

The UAE condemns the criminal act in France and affirms its permanent rejection of all forms of violence

Elements of the French security at the scene.


The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist and criminal act that took place in Conflans Saint-Honorine near the French capital Paris, which resulted in the killing of a French citizen.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed, in a statement yesterday, that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this heinous crime and all terrorist acts, stressing that murder is a crime that cannot be justified in any way.

It also stressed its permanent rejection of all forms of violence aimed at destabilizing security and stability, and inconsistent with religious and humanitarian values ​​and principles.

The Ministry renewed its permanent call to reject hate speech and violence, whatever its form, source, or cause, and the necessity to respect religious sanctities and symbols, and to refrain from stirring up hatred by insulting religions.

The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences and condolences to the family of the victim and to the French people.

In a related context, the World Council of Muslim Communities strongly condemned the terrorist act that took place in the Conflans-Saint-Honorine region, and renewed its permanent call to unite all efforts and initiatives to combat terrorism, eradicate its intellectual roots, pursue its groups, and confront hate speech and incitement to violence, Whatever its source, while respecting the sanctities and what is considered a religious symbol for all religious sects, the Council called on everyone to refrain from stirring up hatred by insulting religions, and respecting state constitutions and legal systems that regulate public affairs.

The council called for the importance of activating laws and legislation to limit the use of social media to spread hate speech and violent extremism, and indicated the need to activate what was stated in the "Abu Dhabi Declaration to Criminalize Electronic Terrorism" in 2017.

The Council affirmed the need to immunize Muslim societies in their countries from the threat of the spread of extremist religious thought and the activity of violent groups, by activating academic, professional, electronic and media mechanisms, to crystallize an Islamic civilized discourse capable of consolidating common human values ​​among all components of society, spreading principles of moderation, tolerance and love, and consolidating Belonging to the homeland, respect for the law, dialogue and coexistence with other religions and cultures.

In addition, French police sources said that nine people were arrested, after a young man suspected of militant tendencies beheaded a teacher in the street in a suburb of Paris, the day before yesterday.

Investigators are trying to find out whether the attacker, whom the police wanted to be shot dead after the execution of his crime, acted alone or had accomplices.

French media reported that the perpetrator was 18 years old and of Chechen origins.

Police sources said that four relatives of the attacker, including a minor, were arrested in the hours following the attack in the middle-class neighborhood of Conflans Saint-Honorine.

Police also arrested four overnight, including two parents of students at the Collège du Bois de Lone school where the teacher works.

Leaders of the Muslim community condemned the incident, which many public figures consider an attack on the essence of the French state and its values ​​of freedom of belief and expression.

Yesterday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex said that France would act with the utmost firmness after this incident.

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