Prime Minister praises British Muslim community at Downing Street Eid reception
The Prime Minister praised British Muslims for their “enormous contribution” to the UK at an Eid celebration in Downing Street last night (Wednesday 8 October). David Cameron spoke of the “kindness and generosity” of British Muslims at the event where he was joined by over a hundred guests from Britain and overseas, including faith, community and business leaders and members of the British armed forces Muslim association.
Speaking at his 5th annual reception to mark Eid al-Adha the Prime Minister also condemned ISIL and expressed his pride for British Muslims for their response to recent events; he praised the Muslim community for their continued work to help those in need at home and overseas. He also highlighted the UK Government’s continued commitment in helping people in crisis in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and other regions.
At the reception the Prime Minister also presented a young Muslim woman a Points of Light award for her work in getting more young people involved in politics. Fifi Kara, a 20 year old Londoner was commended for her work which has inspired 250 young people to get more engaged in democracy by launching Model Westminster. The organisation launched just last year but is already thriving and working with a number of Government departments, the Parliamentary Outreach Service and the Digital Democracy Commission.