Manama: “Europe is good at fighting terrorism but not at fighting hate speech”, said Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday in a powerful intervention at the International Institute of Strategic Studies’ Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.
“Europe does not understand how offensive it is for a Muslim to be called an infidel or kafir, and authorities are often not aware of what is being said within their countries, and how hate is being created, said Shaikh Abdullah. “We are fighting for our religion, culture, heritage and our countries.”
Shaikh Abdullah also made several important political observations on current events in the region. First, he was outspoken about how much more constructive the new Iraqi government of Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi is compared to its predecessor under former Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki…
He closed his comments with some cogent advice to the Israeli public: “You have elections in Israel. You have one choice. You can either vote for Daesh or you can vote for the Peace Process”.