UAE: Racism and any comments causing social hatred are strictly banned and attracting punishment. The UAE Federal Public Prosecution ordered the arrest and detention of an Emirati media person named TM for making racist comments. There was a video of the accused being circulated online which urged to create divisions based on ethnicity and nationality among the various communities living in the UAE. The video was particularly offensive to one community.
UAE is a nation putting in all efforts to disseminate the values of tolerance and the video was an affront to the UAE and its foundational principles of justice and equality.
All social media users are warned to adhere to the law of the land and to respect its primary values that stress on respect for all.
A spokesperson for the Federal Public Prosecution said that the accused was under investigation and that the legal process was underway to try him for the crime.
The spokesperson warned all social media users to adhere to the law of the land and to respect its primary values that stress on respect for all. He also asked people not to sow seeds of division among people in the name of ethnicity, religion, language or gender.
“These are our fundamentals and no infringement on them will be tolerated,” he added.