The General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowment, GAIAE, with
the support of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, organised today a forum
titled, 'the Emirates Encircles Extremism' with the participation of a large
number of preachers and thinkers from across the Arab countries.
The forum was aimed at bringing to light the most misleading issues and
concepts propagated by extremist organisations to polarise and lure young
people to their ranks.
In his speech, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education,
said that the ministry is leading the way to instigate our authentic and
righteous values in the young generation.
Adding, "the UAE wise leadership, under President His Highness
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has introduced an integrated educational
system to prepare savvy Emirati generation aware of its current situation and
working hard for attaining a bright future."
Adding, "We consider protecting the educational system against the
extremist organisations and spreading the values of tolerance and moderation as
a religious and cultural obligation."
"Rolling back the culture
of extremism and hatred can only be achieved through good curricular, spreading
the culture of tolerance in our educational environment and building active
partnerships between the educational institutions and the competent
entities," he added.
"This forum, organised by
GAIAE as part of the programmes of the President's guests during the Holy Moth
of Ramadan, is part of the UAE strategy aimed at unifying the efforts of the
public and private institutions for cornering the extremist ideologies that
forced our young people into areas of conflicts, anarchy and destruction,"
"The UAE realised in
early stage the danger posed by the strategies of extremist organisations to
make use of the educational institutions as means for recruiting the young
Al Hammadi shed light the 'Moral Education' initiative, launched by His
Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and
Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for fighting extremist
He also spoke about the 'Emirati School', the 'Teacher's License' and
the 'Improving the Islamic Curriculum' initiatives.
Dr. Mohamed Matter Al Kaabi, Director-General of GAIAE, said that the
forum is aimed at making use of the ideas and views of scholars and experts to
develop an effective strategy for countering extremism.
also spoke about the authority's strategy to fight extremist ideologies,
spreading the values of moderation and training preachers and assessing their
competencies on the regular basis.
authority also organised a book show on the sidelines of the event
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