‘Terrorism is enemy of humanity’

A number of landmarks across Abu Dhabi were lit up in France’s national colours in solidarity after the terrorist attack in the city of Nice. (Wam)

Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has extended condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the terrorist incident which took place in the French city of Nice last night, describing terrorism as an enemy of humanity.

In a series of tweets on his Twitter account, Sheikh Saif said the diversity of the races and religions of the victims is proof that terrorism is enemy of humanity.

He stressed the need for concerted action to uproot terrorism.

"The victims of the crime in Nice are from all races, nationalities and religion.
“Terrorism is an enemy of all humanity,” he said.

Sheikh Saif added: "We will counter and uproot this ugly monster, terrorism, as one cohesive team."

FNC condemns Nice terrorist attack

The Federal National Council today expressed full solidarity with France in its fight against terrorism, condemning the attack which has claimed the lives of scores of civilians in the southern city of Nice.

In a statement, the legislative body expressed its backing for any measures aimed at eliminating the danger of "terrorism which aims to terrorise and kill peaceful people and undermine the security and capabilities of the French people."

It also underlined the need for concerted regional and international efforts to fight terrorist and extremist organisations that terrorise unarmed civilians and perpetrate acts that contravene heavenly religions and all moral values and human principles.

The council said Islam is a tolerant religion and is innocent of this extremist and pervert ideology.

It described confronting terrorism as defence of humanity and its values and the future of the coming generations.

Meanwhile, Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the FNC, sent two letters of condolences to Gerard Larcher, President of the French Senate, and Claude Bartolone, President of National Assembly, over the incident in Nice.