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The Sawab Center, which started in Washington but is run by the United Arab Emirates government, uses often-violent videos designed to scare Muslims away from extremism.

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FILE- In this Sunday, May 4, 2014 file photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land in Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates' national airline says it is working with Australian police in its investigation into an attempted airplane attack. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, said Thursday, July 27, 2017 it lost $1.87 billion in 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015 photo, an Emirati gunner watches for enemy fire from the rear gate of a United Arab Emirates Chinook military helicopter flying over Yemen. The United Arab Emirates flatly denied allegations revealed in an Associated Press investigation last week that its forces were running secret prisons inside Yemen and torturing detainees, calling the report “completely untrue.” (AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)

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FILE - In this July 15, 2013, file photo, Yousef al-Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States speaks in Highlands, N.J. The United Arab Emirates’ ambassador in Washington says the U.S. should reconsider keeping a major air base in Qatar given concerns about Qatari support for extremism.(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, United Arab Emirates armed forces demonstrate during a military show at the opening ceremony of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference, IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its battle-hardened military that's gained on-the-ground experience in the last decades is expanding into new bases in Africa. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2015 file photo, made available by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, a convoy of UAE military vehicles and personnel travels from Al Hamra Military Base to Zayed Military City, marking the return of the first batch of UAE Armed Forces military personnel from Yemen, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The UAE is better known for its skyscrapers and pampered luxuries, but its battle-hardened military that's gained on-the-ground experience in the last decades is expanding into new bases in Africa. (Ryan Carter-Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi/WAM via AP)

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FILE - This May 8, 2014 file photo shows Emirates passenger planes at Dubai airport in United Arab Emirates. The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing most types of electronics in their carry-on luggage. A U.S. official tells The Associated Press that the ban beginning Tuesday, March 21, 2017, affects airports in 10 cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca in Morocco; Doha in Qatar; Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia; Istanbul in Turkey; and Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, an employee fixes a flag post on the green at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, gardeners put the final touches on greens at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, a gardener waters a green in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, a general view with an advertising billboard is seen at the Trump International Golf Club main entrance in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, an employee mows the grass in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 photo, a flag flies on a green lined with villas at the Trump International Golf Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 18-hole golf course in Dubai bearing Donald Trump’s name exemplifies the questions surrounding his international business interests. The course will open in February 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, but concerns about security, financial agreements and other matters have yet to be answered by the incoming 45th American president. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Illustration on the fragile oasis of the UAE by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is betting that the Dubai World Cup will enrich the UAE's fortunes amid an economic downturn. (Associated Press)

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Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic for Global Aerospace, complained about his bosses on Facebook while in Florida and was arrested upon his return to UAE and charged with "cyberslander". (Image: CNN screenshot)

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Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic returns the ball to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the second day of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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"If help had been coming for the last four years, we wouldn't have this problem," Aref Ali Nayed, Libya's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and a top adviser on security policy to Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, said in an interview. (Associated Press)

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Actor Martin Sheen arrives on the red carpet at the opening of the 10th Dubai International Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.(AP Photo)