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RAK ruler slams group trying to "destroy" UAE

Sheikh Saud accuses unnamed domestic group of attempting to "ruin... country and to harm its leadership”

RAK ruler slams group trying to "destroy" UAE
The ruler of Ras Al-Khaimah hit out an unnamed domestic organisation that he accused of attempting to “destroy and offend” the UAE.

The ruler of Ras Al-Khaimah hit out at an unnamed domestic organisation that he accused of attempting to “destroy and offend” the UAE, official media reported.

In a lengthy statement posted by WAM news agency, HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qassimi claimed “a group of nationals have met to create an organisation that seeks to ruin our country and to harm its leadership”.

Sheikh Saud’s comments come on the back of a recent crackdown on alleged Islamist activity in the Gulf state.

"Today we have the right to cast blame upon this group and to reject their plans to harm their country, its leadership and their own people," Sheikh Saud said, in an apparent reference to Islamist activity. "Reform means building the country, not destroying it,” he added.

In July, the London-based Emirates Centre for Human Rights (ECHR) said up to ten UAE nationals had been detained by authorities, all of whom are said to have held links to al-Islah, an Islamist group in the oil-rich country.

ECHR estimates that around 40 Emirati activists have been detained in the UAE since March.

UAE Chauvinist 7 years ago

UAE is one of the safest country on earth , whoever tries to harm its sovereignity in any of the ways should be dealt seriously . we as nationals cant tolerate anyone defaming our country and its Just leaders .

Mick 7 years ago

Agreed. Keep the UAE out of the rest of the world's nonsense.

Ina Deer 7 years ago

Everyone in your country should work with the authorities and help eliminate these distructive misguided minds

simon 7 years ago

God Bless this country... and its wise rulers.. Being an expat for over 18 years here.. I would say that the UAE is one of the best places to live on this earth. Please don't try to mar the peace, beauty, brotherhood and prosperity of this country.. rather build this country and let it be an example to the other nations.

Sona Ram 7 years ago

Its our home for 25 years and we are proud to be residents of this wonderful country. Let us pray for the prosperirty and further development for this beautiful country and long life for its great leaders.

Santhosh 7 years ago

I am here in Dubai for the past 10 years. This is one of the safest country in the world giving very good values to humanity and to the expats. UAE got wonderful rulers with very good vision and the ability to rule the country. See the situation of the countries which issues happened recently. Only one thing we have to do is, pray for our Rulers to be blessed with good health and long life and for the people in the UAE. Everybody should work with the authorities to find out and correct the misguided people.

Muhammad 7 years ago

Nice, safe and right place to live. Finest place. Law and order diffrentiate it