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Moral values better shield against extremist and fanatic groups, says Ruler of Sharjah

LONDON, 18th March, 2017 (WAM)--Abiding by noble Islamic teachings is the best shield against the forces of darkness that claim to champion Islam in Arab world and Muslim countries, H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah has said.

Speaking to press at the Sharjah Book Authority's pavilion at London Book Fair, the Ruler of Sharjah said that commitment to the values ??and ethics of Islam is an appropriate solution in dealing with the extremist and fanatic groups.

"Dealing with them by using force only does not eliminate their impact, but creates other new groups in the same direction," he said.

The Ruler of Sharjah called for rational stance to keep the Arab and Islamic region at bay, stressing that the force cannot only eliminate forms of extremism and intolerance, "but this phenomenon could be addressed correctly with a proper education at home - with mothers and fathers- to raise a generation of children capable to cope with changes around them."

Regarding his new books, he said they include a rare 200- year manuscript in which a traveller describes the Arab Gulf coasts.

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