Sheikha Fatima strongly condemns Al Reem murder and offers comfort to victim’s children

ABU DHABI: H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, has spoken out to condemn the heinous crime which claimed the life of an innocent schoolteacher on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi last week.

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak hailed the Ministry of Interior’s efforts and speed in uncovering the crime and apprehending the suspect.

H.H. Sheikha Fatima also called on her sons and daughters in the UAE community to collaborate together to confront extremist ideologies and terrorism in all its forms and levels, which she said are a phenomenon that aims to threaten the stability and security enjoyed by the UAE.

Sheikha Fatima went on to express her deep sympathy and condolences to the victim’s family, saying she will do all she can to provide help to soothe the victim’s children, and provide the care necessary to help ease their shock after the horrific crime which deprived them of their mother’s love at a very young age, a time when they need her most.

Speaking about the female killer, Sheikha Fatima said that attacker lacked humanity in its various forms and meanings, and does not reflect the honourable image that Emirati women are known for, which is a model for love, goodness, peace, progress and harmony.

Sheikha Fatima also warned her sons and daughters across the large UAE community against following misguided ideologies, and urged them not to get misled by false conceptions which aim to taint the hounourable image of UAE society.

She also stressed the need to confront all attempts to harm the prestigious position that the country holds in various regional and international platforms, praying to Allah to protect the UAE, its leadership, and its people and for it to always remain a land of goodness, peace and love.

Under the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Dr. Maitha Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, and Dr. Amal Abdullah Juma Al Qubaisi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council, last night visited the victim’s children to check on their well-being, and to deliver Sheikha Fatima’s sympathies, her strong condemnation of the crime, (the first of its kind in UAE society), and her willingness to provide the support and care necessary for the children to help them re-build their future lives.

Sheikha Fatima’s help was greatly welcomed by the children, who expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the assistance which they said is giving them more strength to overcome their ordeal.