"Damage caused by terrorism to Arabs and Muslims is no less the damage caused by it to the USA," UAE Minister of Information and Culture sheikh Abdallah Al Nuhayyan stated. According to a RIA Novosti correspondent, the minister made such a statement in his interview with the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. In his opinion, terrorism "threatens our religion, our culture and civilisation and its impact on life of Muslims turned out to be no less powerful than on life in America." Sheikh Abdallah Al Nuhayyan noted that terrorism has neither nationality nor boundaries and it will take long to combat it. At the same time, he stressed that it is inadmissible that some states could pursue their own political targets under the pretext of combating terrorism.