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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 April 2019

The aftermath of the Christchurch attacks

Our readers have their say on Emiratisation, Dubai perfumes and Jacinda Ardern

Ardern vowed never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament. AFP
Ardern vowed never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament. AFP

I refer to your article New ­Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern vows to never speak Christchurch ­killer’s name (March 19).

She is a real leader and a lovely human being. By condemning such heinous crimes, New Zealand’s prime minister has won the hearts of people from all around the world.

Shabbir Baliwala, Dubai

This initiative taken by the New Zealand prime minister should be followed by everyone. When such a tragedy occurs, we must never put the perpetrators of terror attacks in the spotlight, never allow their heinous voices to be heard.

Our efforts should instead be focused on the victims. It is our duty to give a platform for those who have been struck by this tragedy.

Ron Cunningham, Abu Dhabi

Well said. Everyone should take a leaf out of her book. Why must we give free publicity to the terrorists? This is exactly what we are doing by naming those who take innocent lives.

Jan Dumny, Felixstowe

I am truly impressed by Jacinda Ardern. She is a great leader and does not come off as condescending as some others.

Michele Tuttle, UK

Everyone has a role to play in the UAE’s economy

I refer to Gillian Duncan’s article UAE government to help create 30,000 new private sector jobs for Emiratis (March 18).

Everyone has a role to play in this country. This is a good move from the government.

Kristina Margit, Dubai

Sniffing out a bargain in Dubai, the fragrant city

I write in reference to Justin Thomas’ article A ­passion for perfume is deep in the region’s psyche (March 17).

This article truly portrays the Middle East’s relation to perfumes very accurately.

I believe that Dubai in particular is very much a city of perfumes. It is known for its global perfume market.

Whenever someone visits Dubai or other parts of the UAE, they must take back home lovely ­fragrances that remind them of the country.

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

Updated: March 19, 2019 07:54 PM

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