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March 28, 2017

Event: ‘Letters To A Young Muslim’

Henry Jackson Society

f5ae0e6f-9fff-42af-85ac-86e11d12f23cTIME: 13:00 – 14:00, 28th March 2017

VENUE: Henry Jackson Society, 26th Floor, Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP


Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash
Author, Letters To A Young Muslim
UAE Ambassador to Russia

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In a series of personal letters to his older son, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a short and highly readable manifesto that tackles our current global crisis with the training of an experienced diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father. Today’s young Muslims will be tomorrow’s leaders, and yet too many are vulnerable to the extremist propaganda that seems omnipresent in our technological age.

The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with Ambassador Ghobash who will ask: how can moderate Muslims unite to find a voice that is true to Islam while actively and productively engaging in the modern world? What does it mean to be a good Muslim? And what is the concept of a good life? And is it acceptable to stand up and openly condemn those who take the Islamic faith and twist it to suit their own misguided political agendas?

*We will be selling copies of Ambassador Ghobash’s Letters To A Young Muslim on the
day for the special price of £15, cash only. Please bring the correct change.*

Omar Saif Ghobash is the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia. In addition to his post in Moscow, Ambassador Ghobash sponsors the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation and is a founding trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in collaboration with the Man Booker Prize in London. Ambassador Ghobash studied law at the University of Oxford and mathematics at the University of London.