'Create international database to counter extremism'
Dr Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi
Stockholm - Director-General of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research encouraged Sweden to play a bigger role in the European Union to counter the threat of extremist groups.
An expert has called for creating an international database of members of extremist groups to prevent terrorists from entering European countries under the cover of asylum seekers.
During his visit to Sweden, Dr Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), called for putting an end to the killing of innocent people, and for international coordination to dry the sources of funding of extremist groups, including Daesh.
Dr Al Suwaidi encouraged Sweden to play a bigger role in the European Union to counter the threat of extremist groups and called upon the Muslim community in the country to follow true Islam, reject extremist ideas and help the Swedish government ensure peace and security.
Dr Al Suwaidi expressed astonishment at some Arab-descendant European Muslims, who swear allegiance to Daesh, despite the fact they live in peace under European governments, receive quality education and healthcare, and generally enjoy all their rights.
He called for developing a comprehensive strategy covering the fields of media, education and social networks to counter the threat of Daesh, which is spreading like cancer in Arab and Western countries alike.
Dr. Al Suwaidi praised the environment of tolerance in the UAE, which contributes to the rejection of violence and called upon other countries to follow in the steps of the UAE in promoting a culture of tolerance rather than of violence. - Wam