Yasmin Qureshi and Haroon Khan nominated in British Muslim Awards

Yasmin Qureshi and Haroon Khan nominated in British Muslim Awards

Haroon Khan

Yasmin Qureshi

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A BOLTON boxer and an MP are among the nominees to be honoured at the upcoming British Muslim Awards.

Haroon Khan, bronze medallist in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, has been nominated in the best at sport category and Yasmin Qureshi, Labour MP for Bolton South East, is up for politician of the year.

The finalists for the 22 categories have been announced following thousands of nominations across the country.

More than 400 people will attend the glittering ceremony at the Salford City Stadium on Thursday, January 30, where a wide range of achievements in areas including business, charity, sport, arts and culture will be celebrated.

Ms Qureshi said: “I’m delighted and flattered that I’ve been nominated for this category. Events such as these will bring people together which can only be a good thing.”

Haroon, aged 22, younger brother of boxer Amir Khan, added: “It just pushes you more. Even if I do fall a bit short of winning it, at least I can say I was nominated.

“It shows there’s so much talent out there that’s not getting looked at. My main aim is to become a world champion, I’m sure that’s every boxer’s dream.”

As well as recognising the achievements of British Muslims, the event will raise money for The Well Foundation, which aims to build wells, install hand pumps and establish health and sanitation programmes to provide accessible clean water across the world.


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Irfan Younis, of event organisers Oceanic Consulting, said: “The Muslim community has been making huge contribution to a better United Kingdom and these awards are a reflection of some of the work that goes unrecognised.

“There are some truly inspirational individuals, businesses and organisations in all of our categories, and we would like to congratulate all of the finalists who continuously thrive to excel.”

The awards will be presented by Islamic Bank of Britain.

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12:12pm Thu 16 Jan 14

johnnyjackson says...

Muslim Awards? Should be renamed to asian awards. Hows qureshi anywhere near that when she gives a thumbs up to gay marriages, something totally against islam.
Muslim Awards? Should be renamed to asian awards. Hows qureshi anywhere near that when she gives a thumbs up to gay marriages, something totally against islam. johnnyjackson
  • Score: 20

1:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

So many succesfull, intelligent people in the Muslim community yet these two halfwits get a nomination.
So many succesfull, intelligent people in the Muslim community yet these two halfwits get a nomination. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: 23

3:02pm Thu 16 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

Haroon Khan probably deserves a medal just for putting up with his brother.
Haroon Khan probably deserves a medal just for putting up with his brother. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 14

3:17pm Thu 16 Jan 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Why do we have a British Muslim awards? Do we have a British English awards? Pathetic
Why do we have a British Muslim awards? Do we have a British English awards? Pathetic FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 19

6:37pm Thu 16 Jan 14

boltonnut says...

British English awards are probably illegal these days, they would deemed as racist.Pathetic.
British English awards are probably illegal these days, they would deemed as racist.Pathetic. boltonnut
  • Score: 10

6:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mick England says...

My comment removed again! The tactic being take away a humans voice and he wil go away, wishful thinking! I have been on this forum for years and banned about ten times, but as an IT technician I can bypass inspector thorpes ban and carry on!
My comment removed again! The tactic being take away a humans voice and he wil go away, wishful thinking! I have been on this forum for years and banned about ten times, but as an IT technician I can bypass inspector thorpes ban and carry on! Mick England
  • Score: 8

7:26pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Harold 1 says...

Awards for safe driving maybe ?
Awards for safe driving maybe ? Harold 1
  • Score: 5

7:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Mick England wrote:
My comment removed again! The tactic being take away a humans voice and he wil go away, wishful thinking! I have been on this forum for years and banned about ten times, but as an IT technician I can bypass inspector thorpes ban and carry on!
Yasmin Who?? Oh yes, I recall her making a news article in the Guardian in August 2010 for driving WITHOUT insurance whilst using her mobile handset whilst driving..

Talk about of load of politically correct bull 5 h 1 t
Let's have the British British awards or the Scottish Scottish awards.
WTF kind of awards are we going to dream up next?
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: My comment removed again! The tactic being take away a humans voice and he wil go away, wishful thinking! I have been on this forum for years and banned about ten times, but as an IT technician I can bypass inspector thorpes ban and carry on![/p][/quote]Yasmin Who?? Oh yes, I recall her making a news article in the Guardian in August 2010 for driving WITHOUT insurance whilst using her mobile handset whilst driving.. Talk about of load of politically correct bull 5 h 1 t Let's have the British British awards or the Scottish Scottish awards. WTF kind of awards are we going to dream up next? wsw69
  • Score: 5

7:55pm Thu 16 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

theguardian.com/uk/2
010/aug/19/yasmin-qu
reshi-mp-driving-ban
theguardian.com/uk/2 010/aug/19/yasmin-qu reshi-mp-driving-ban wsw69
  • Score: 4

8:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Mick England says...

Nice one but wasn't haroon ordered to go on a
driving course after being involved in an accident which left
a pedestrian needing hospital treatment. And didn't Yasmin Qureshi get banned from driving after being caught
talking on her phone behind the wheel for a second time. And didn't she also admitting driving without insurance and ordered to pay a total of £1300! Jesus Christ some people's standards are really low!
Nice one but wasn't haroon ordered to go on a driving course after being involved in an accident which left a pedestrian needing hospital treatment. And didn't Yasmin Qureshi get banned from driving after being caught talking on her phone behind the wheel for a second time. And didn't she also admitting driving without insurance and ordered to pay a total of £1300! Jesus Christ some people's standards are really low! Mick England
  • Score: 8

11:12pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Percy Thrower says...

And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards
And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards Percy Thrower
  • Score: 1

4:57am Fri 17 Jan 14

longballs r us says...

Percy Thrower wrote:
And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards
Why don't you set one up!
I don't think that these two are worthy of nomination as surely they do not live by Islamic principles or by the law of the country!
[quote][p][bold]Percy Thrower[/bold] wrote: And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards[/p][/quote]Why don't you set one up! I don't think that these two are worthy of nomination as surely they do not live by Islamic principles or by the law of the country! longballs r us
  • Score: 2

8:14am Fri 17 Jan 14

JustBecause says...

Mick England wrote:
Nice one but wasn't haroon ordered to go on a
driving course after being involved in an accident which left
a pedestrian needing hospital treatment. And didn't Yasmin Qureshi get banned from driving after being caught
talking on her phone behind the wheel for a second time. And didn't she also admitting driving without insurance and ordered to pay a total of £1300! Jesus Christ some people's standards are really low!
Plus one, she's bloody useless, and a law breaker.
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: Nice one but wasn't haroon ordered to go on a driving course after being involved in an accident which left a pedestrian needing hospital treatment. And didn't Yasmin Qureshi get banned from driving after being caught talking on her phone behind the wheel for a second time. And didn't she also admitting driving without insurance and ordered to pay a total of £1300! Jesus Christ some people's standards are really low![/p][/quote]Plus one, she's bloody useless, and a law breaker. JustBecause
  • Score: -1

11:24am Fri 17 Jan 14

eatmytruth says...

Percy Thrower wrote:
And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards
Well theres a christian new media award. But chrisitans in this country dont take their identity seriously so im not surprised you dont know it exists. Muslims have a strong community spirit which is why these things get more traction. If christians had real unity im sure theyd have more awards to recognise good efforts. And as a muslim I see nothing wrong with christians doing that. As well as muslim awards you see asian awards. Again strong community. You see african awards and black awards. The black community has strong bonds and unity aswel. The only unity in white britain is football team supporters and things like the edl. Normal white britons just keep themselves to themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Percy Thrower[/bold] wrote: And what about the British Christian awards? Better still, what about the Afghanistan Christian awards[/p][/quote]Well theres a christian new media award. But chrisitans in this country dont take their identity seriously so im not surprised you dont know it exists. Muslims have a strong community spirit which is why these things get more traction. If christians had real unity im sure theyd have more awards to recognise good efforts. And as a muslim I see nothing wrong with christians doing that. As well as muslim awards you see asian awards. Again strong community. You see african awards and black awards. The black community has strong bonds and unity aswel. The only unity in white britain is football team supporters and things like the edl. Normal white britons just keep themselves to themselves. eatmytruth
  • Score: -2

12:20pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Boltonandproud says...

Haroon Khan drives around bolton with no respect for other road users and pedestrians having allready knocked a pedestrian down he drives around Bolton in his brothers cars very eratic speeding and generally flowting the law when it comes to road use and he gets nominated for an award will you let this comment be seen lets see.
Haroon Khan drives around bolton with no respect for other road users and pedestrians having allready knocked a pedestrian down he drives around Bolton in his brothers cars very eratic speeding and generally flowting the law when it comes to road use and he gets nominated for an award will you let this comment be seen lets see. Boltonandproud
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Mick England says...

Like I said if these two are the best muslims Bolton has to offer and in turn what the muslims see as role models, then standards have either slipped or weren't there in the first place!
Like I said if these two are the best muslims Bolton has to offer and in turn what the muslims see as role models, then standards have either slipped or weren't there in the first place! Mick England
  • Score: 1

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