Congratulations Pour in on Queen Rania's Youtube Award

Bloggers from across the Middle East and North Africa are tipping their hats to Jordan's Queen Rania, and her visionary initiative on YouTube, after she was awarded YouTube's first-ever Visionary Award for launching an interactive online channel to combat stereotypes and misconceptions associated with Arabs and Muslims.

In a post titled ‘Why I love Queen Rania?’, Jordanian blogger Moey writes:

Maybe because she’s the most pretty ever and she knows what brands to wear and what to wear, or maybe because she won the Visionary Award on YouTube Live. I’m not sure yet, I just love her

Andaluss, from Morocco, notes:

I stumbled upon Queen Rania’s Youtube channel. Apparently she’s been Vlogging since 2007, and has as a mission; the breaking down of the stereotypes surrounding Arabs & Muslims around the world. She’s many video responses that you can watch on her Youtube channel. And by the way she’s just won a youtube award.

The sad thing though is that people don’t realize that Muslims were the ones who invented: Paper, shampoo, ink, coffee, chess (yes chess is an Arab invention), pin hole camera, vaccination, surgery, soup, earth is in a sphere shape, calender, numbers.. just to name a few!! Google & find out more.

From Israel, One Voice peace initiative posted on its blog, saying:

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan has been given the honor of YouTube's first Visionary Award, for her outreach to youth encouraging them to confront and deconstruct stereotypes of the Muslim world. We are always so impressed with her courage, vision, and leadership.

“Queen Rania sets the standard for breaking down stereotypes and her YouTube videos are nothing short of inspirational,” Al-Arabiya quoted YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley as saying. “It is both a pleasure and an honor to present her with this much-deserved tribute.”

Also from Palestine, the Philistine writes:

She may be queen of an ancient land. But this week word emerged that Queen Rania of Jordan was winner of a distinctively 21st century honor. She has been given YouTube’s first-ever Visionary Award for launching an interactive online channel to combat stereotypes and misconceptions associated with Arabs and Muslims, Jordan’s Petra news agency reported.

Her video, “Send me your stereotypes,” was viewed by more than 1 million online users. Another video received 1.4 million page views within weeks, prompted 83 video responses from other users, and generated nearly 6,000 comments.

And finally, from the Queen’s kingdom Jansait posted the video which the Queen released on the occasion and wrote this one line :

We are Stronger when we Listen, Smarter when we Share

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