Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Receives ECSSR Director-General

  • 4 March 2015

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, on Wednesday at his palace received Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR).

The two parties had exchanges on the latest regional and international developments. H.H. Sheikh commended the author's efforts and contributions through ECSSR.

During the meeting, which was attended by Sheikhs and officials, Al Suwaidi presented H.H. Sheikh Saud with a copy of his latest book "The Mirage" which tackles the topic of political religious groups and their attempt to deceive peoples with their appealing religious slogans.

He explained that these groups have reached an astonishing level of extremism and violence against both Muslims or non-Muslims. "It is this that prompted me to write this book, which may serve as an "alarm bell" for those who have been deceived. I also seek to highlight the roles of rationality and reason advocated by true Islam." Al Suwaidi added that multiple forms of terrorism, including violence and internal strife, have emerged as a result of a political mirage established and promoted by political religious groups that misrepresent the principles of Islam.

"They distort the religion and declare all those Muslims who disagree with them to be infidels; they hold them responsible for the underdevelopment and cultural and civilisational backwardness of the Arab and Islamic worlds."