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Prince Charles Celebrates British Muslim Talent

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Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Badiya Bint El Hassan of Jordan arrive at the Natural History Museum to honor the achievements and positive contributions made to society by young emerging Muslim talent, on November 26, in London.


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Yvonne M (218)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 6:23 am
Muslim communities have "enriched Britain in every sense", Prince Charles said as he attended an award ceremony for talented British Muslims alongside Jordan's Princess Badiya bint El Hassan.

Muslim communities have "enriched Britain in every sense", Prince Charles said as he attended an award ceremony for talented British Muslims alongside Jordan's Princess Badiya bint El Hassan.

The Mosaic Talent Awards have been newly created in conjunction with one of the heir-to-the-throne's charities, Mosaic, which offers mentoring to help raise the aspirations of disaffected young Muslims.

"I was fascinated to hear the views of the imam of the Leeds Makkah Mosque (in the north of England) on how, through a wide range of initiatives including Mosaic, Britain seeks to integrate rather than isolate its minority communities and offers real freedom of choice and of expression," the prince said.

"I have to say that it is this acceptance -- indeed, this welcome -- of diversity which makes me rather proud to be British."

Among the winners was Imran Hakim, 30, from Bolton in northwest England, who was given the science and technology award for his iTeddy, an interactive teddy bear that he is now selling worldwide.

"I'm proud to be a positive role model for young Muslims -- there can be a lot of negative stereotypes in the press, so it's great to have the prince here tonight talking about something positive," Hakim said.

British authorities have sought to engage more with Muslim communities since the suicide bomb attacks on London in 2005, which saw four British nationals blow themselves up on the city's transport network, killing 52 others.

Raymond M Burton (156)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 7:00 am
Thanks Yvonne, I needed that!

MareeCee D (66)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 7:02 am
Thank you Yvonne!

Karen Walker (71)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 7:25 am
Yvonne, thank you so much for sharing this information.

Maya M (178)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 8:14 am
Yes a hopefull and joyess news value..thanks for sharing

H Nick H (1826)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 9:46 am
Thanks for sharing Yvonne. The more we learn, the more we find that we are all connected. We might be on different pathways in our life's journey, but all headed thes aame way.


Michelle Martello (4)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 1:51 pm
Yvonne, Thank you for this message of hope. I love you all, Michelle

John Huh (610)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 3:14 pm
Hi Yvonne! Thank you sharing with us the news. Your contribution will certainly help us understand Islamic culture in a more friendly way.
John Huh in South Korea

Yvonne M (218)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 3:16 pm
I'm glad that you have all taken it this way, cause I think that religion is a private matter but has been misued by extremist.

Yvonne M (218)
Saturday November 29, 2008, 3:17 pm
I also think that politicians are using this as an excuse and we are paying for it.

Deb Beardsley (25)
Sunday November 30, 2008, 1:06 am
Thanks for that Yvonne. I am always interested to learn more and see the bigger picture. We are relatively sheltered down here in New Zealand and miss out on the 'gaps being filled' as far as things like this go. Religion is such a delicate and temperatmental subject and indeed is a very personal thing. One thing is for sure, we are all on this planet together - all look at that same moon and sun, share the same sky and all have thoughts and feelings. The Care 2 team bring us all that little bit closer together and we can all be there for each other, wherever we are, in good times and bad. Thanks again Yvonne.

Navin Prasad (1404)
Sunday November 30, 2008, 9:46 pm
In my opinion, all the world religion are good and no one preaches hatred. Its few handful of them who manipulate the good thing to meet and fulfil their selfish ends. Love is the key to all religions & all are more or less the same, then why not to have a better bonding among the Global community, we advocate something like a Global Family, Global religion, Global Brotherhood. This itself will solve all the problems.

Vijay Tankha (28)
Monday December 1, 2008, 4:08 am
Has anyone been watching the TV news coverage on Mumbai? And my bet is that there's more to come.

pete O (242)
Monday December 1, 2008, 8:11 am
Thanks Yvonne A personal secret im not a royalist esp being Scotish, but the man makes more sence than the majority of the politions on many issues perhaps that is why they wont let him be king, he would make us all farmers again (?) - now that would be a funny revolution. i agree yvonne if we wish to find the root of the extremist tree we need look no further than the greedy people who we asked to represent us.

Yvonne M (218)
Monday December 1, 2008, 1:02 pm
Fantastic Pete, now to get those others who dont understand this point.

For sure theres an aftermath which is taking shape right now Denise, thanks for asking. Maybe you shud join the Glorious India group and get your updates on it.

Enric Mestres Girbal (3)
Monday December 1, 2008, 1:18 pm
It's a pity all the good muslims could do is shadowed by a few and lethal "warriors af Alah" that hate christiandom and western life. We know many preach the "holy war" against them.
Probably the family could help telling that hate and bombs will not solve the world's problems, but I think that is an utopia (like Prasad's wishes)

Yvonne M (218)
Monday December 1, 2008, 1:29 pm
I understand that you are informed badly.

Enric you do realise that each one is for himself and you can not catagorise people with the faith or nationality. This is the main reason why there is so much of misunderstanding in the world today. The main misunderstanding coming from USA trying to imply their democratic policies on cultures that are older than the people in USA.

As a matter of fact American's are all immigrants, theres no one except the Red Indians here who have the say here and they have been silenced. Maybe you can explain why?

Meenakshi Sharma (124)
Monday December 1, 2008, 9:24 pm
Thank you Yvonne.

Rajesh Nirmal (25)
Wednesday December 10, 2008, 11:19 am
thank you my dear friend. Its importent for me.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 18, 2008, 9:48 pm
Thanks, Yvonne, for sharing this news.
It is sad when people like Madoff commit crimes, it is an individual gone bad. But when someone with a Muslim name commits crime, the Muslim community is blamed.

I hope this positive contribution to society by Hakim will help create the awareness that there are good Muslims too, who care for society.

Yvonne M (218)
Friday December 19, 2008, 7:31 am
You are all very welcome. I do hope that people will realise that there are good Muslims too and that there are extremists in all religions, even in Christianity, Hinduism and all other religions. People are using religion right from King Henry VIII to suit their own convenience.

sue M (184)
Sunday February 1, 2009, 1:01 pm
The extremists are made. They are not born like that. Someone way up in high is making these guys to destroy any hope for universal peace. They are only after money and power- power to rule the planet. One world government, one bank, one culture! Sadly his Mother is one of them!
Thanks Yvonne and noted.

Monica B (157)
Saturday March 28, 2009, 10:22 am
Thanks for sharing! Hope is needed,also RESPECT!Namaste.
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