Dr. Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of UAE, condemned the dangerous, heinous terrorist crimes inSomalia,Kuwait, France andTunisiain the name of Islam.“These crimes, which bring in new widows and orphans, destabilise peace, security and safety, are being perpetrated in the name of our tolerant religion, which remains innocent, as Islam is a religion of peace and affection. It urges people and nations to promote interaction, cooperation and solidarity with each other. Noextremist or deviant takfiri ideologycan represent Islam, ” Dr. Gargash said in a statement on Saturday. According to Khaleej Times, The minister emphasised that the spate of recent terrorist crimes reiterate the severity of the challenges the world face, which requires solid political will, strong international cooperation and coalition. “Confronting the appalling, murderous and evil terrorism rests with rallying the international community’s efforts to deter the extremist and takfiri ideology, which lays the fertile ground for terrorism, justifying its crimes, ” he said, emphasising the UAE’s absolute belief that fighting extremism and terrorism remains an international challenge that exempts no state or community. Combating it will only be possible through a holistic strategy, as the key to its success will be maintaining a clear - crystal vision and mobilisation of concerted efforts and cooperation among civilised countries. To defeat the scourge ofextremism and terrorism, he stressed, the international community needs a long-term relentless and patient commitment to maintain close international cooperation to dry up sources of terrorism and to promote intellectual awareness to defeat the deviant thoughts in a way that protects our society, preserves innocent lives and stands up to the sedition and sectarianism, which extremism and terrorism are seeking to stoke their fire. Expressing sympathy with the families of the victims and their loved ones, Dr. Gargash offered condolences on the loss of innocent lives due to these brutal crimes. He also wished a speedy recovery to those who have been injured.