Anti Muslim Bigotry

Muslim women will honor British soldiers

Zubeida Malik of BBC Radio 4 reports on a group of Muslim women who will be laying a wreath later this week at the National Memorial Arboretum in honor of British troops.

The women say they were motivated by their revulsion at the Islamist extremist demonstration in Luton last year and the threats to disrupt commemorations at the repatriation of dead service personnel at Wooton Bassett.

The report includes the following comment from RAF Group Captain Zahir al-Huq of the Armed Forces Muslim Association:

Generally the public doesn’t realize that there are Muslims serving and fighting and willing and prepared to die for their country. We’re not different from anybody else in the armed forces, whether you’re a Christian or a Jew or a Hindu or a Sikh. We’re all one body, we’re all one family.

(Hat tip: amie)

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