The leadership of the UAE have come together to condemn the recent terror attack in New Zealand that saw scores of innocent people falling to the bullets of an alleged white supremacist.
The President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, sent a cable to Dame Patsy Reddy, the Governor-General of New Zealand, and conveyed his deepest condolences and sorrow for the victims who lost their lives in the attack. The attacks occurred on two mosques that were located in Christchurch.
Sheikh Khalifa used the strongest terms in his condemnation of the attack that happened when people were peacefully offering their customary Friday prayers. The President emphasised on the need to combat all sorts of extremism and violence and said that the foundations of humanity were peaceful coexistence and compassion for each other.
Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, also condemned the attack in no uncertain terms. He took to his official Twitter account and said that the UAE strongly advocated interfaith tolerance and conveyed his condolences to the nation, the bereaved families and the injured.