UAE, the country infamous for its intolerance of criticism, labour abuses, and brutal violation of human rights, has announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be awarded the Zayed Medal, the country’s highest civil award.
The medal, awarded to kings, presidents, and heads of states, was conferred upon Modi for boosting relations between the Emirates and India. Previously, Russian President Vladimir Putin, former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf, former US president George W Bush, French leader Nicolas Sarkozy, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is currently spearheading a war on Islam and sending Muslims to concentration camps, have also been conferred with the award. The choice of awardees reflects the UAE’s penchant for honouring people, who have a strong disdain for Islam and Muslims.
“We have historical and comprehensive strategic ties with India, reinforced by the pivotal role of my dear friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave these relations a big boost. In appreciation of his efforts, the UAE President grants him the Zayed Medal,” Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed tweeted.
We have historical and comprehensive strategic ties with India, reinforced by the pivotal role of my dear friend, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave these relations a big boost. In appreciation of his efforts, the UAE President grants him the Zayed Medal.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) April 4, 2019
“As an International statesman, he (PM Modi) has given a new direction to this (ties with the UAE) relation and today India’s relations with the whole Islamic world is at its best,” a statement said. Although the statement, failed to mention, who all are part of this so-called Islamic world it is referring to, since UAE is currently bombing Muslims in Yemen, and has an embargo against Qatar.
And this is not the first time, Modi has been conferred with such an award from a Muslim dictatorship. He was also conferred with the Saudi Arabia’s Order of Abdulaziz al Saud award in April 2016.